Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area - Finding a frame
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11-28-11, 12:22 AM
I am currently looking to build up a winter training bike/ very occasional track use and was wonder what lower end frames have decent track geometry. As price is more of a priority than performance. Really I just want a bike that won't drop a pedal with a 170mm crank if I take it to Hellyer. I saw the 2011 Schwinn Madison today and really like the look as every bike I have ridden has been steel and pre 80's. Would it be a decent frameset?
11-28-11, 02:47 PM
What is your price range?
11-28-11, 02:55 PM
I really don't want to spend more than $250 on a frame but if I have to save up a little longer to get a decent frame I will.
Oh and btw I am a Vet so if any companies offer a discount it would be great info thanks!
What parts do you have laying around for the track bike, or do you planning on buying a part set new too?
11-28-11, 04:55 PM
I have a front Phil hub w/tubular rim, bars, getting a record crankset soon. I am working on finding a decent rear wheel. I might just lace a Taiwan 88mm carbon rim to some hub I have laying around. The only parts I don't have or have an idea of what I am going to get is stem and headset.
11-28-11, 05:17 PM
If you are small and ride a 49cm:
11-28-11, 05:28 PM
Sorry I should have posted my height. I am 6' 2" and have a 32" inseam
11-29-11, 03:18 PM
So I've done some looking on eBay and the forums, and it seems like a Visp would be decent for what I want to do I just am wondering how it would do on the track for someone who might go to Hellyer two or three times during the lifetime of the bike. Seeing as the would mostly be a winter trainer I am leaning towards it a bit. Looking for some input.
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