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    Track vs. Road

    There is an interesting Legnano on the bay right now.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MakeTrack=true

    Since it is '58, there are no braze-on cable stops, etc., they only used clamp-on guides, etc. What would be the differences between a road bike and a track bike? I can think of the following:
    Rear drop outs
    Rear spacing (maybe?)
    Drilled fork for brake (although I have seen Legnano track bikes with a factory drilled fork)

    Anything else? Also, I have been looking for a track bike from the fifties and was thinking I could convert this one. Good or bad idea?

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    other differences probably, faster steering frame geometry, and more ground clearance at the BB.
    rollin' and tumblin'

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    Yeah, track bikes have different frame geomtry..... they are ulta-responsive. If you really want a vintage track bike...look at some of the vintage 50's & 60's Austrailian bikes selling on eBay (like Malvern Star, etc.). They're really cool and sell for 1/2 the price of European and Japanese track frames.

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    I will definately look into those Austrailian bikes, thanks for the tip.

    If I get that Legnano and convert it to a fixie, would you all start screaming "Despicable Disgusting Blasphemy!" like that Cinelli conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iab
    I will definately look into those Austrailian bikes, thanks for the tip.

    If I get that Legnano and convert it to a fixie, would you all start screaming "Despicable Disgusting Blasphemy!" like that Cinelli conversion?

    That Legano really wants to be converted to something....it's just sitting there all sad and lonely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    That Legano really wants to be converted to something....it's just sitting there all sad and lonely.
    I concur. It would be a waste to just let it not be used. A fixie would be a good idea.
    "You handle it like you handle a bicycle" - Jacques Rosay, Airbus A380 test pilot

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    Quote Originally Posted by iab
    I will definately look into those Austrailian bikes, thanks for the tip.

    If I get that Legnano and convert it to a fixie, would you all start screaming "Despicable Disgusting Blasphemy!" like that Cinelli conversion?
    "A CONVERSION" - I'm composing my reply right now!

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    any frame is happier on the road than in a garage.

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