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ddeadserious 11-07-12 12:17 PM

Welcome to riding a track frame on the street.

Scrodzilla 11-07-12 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess (Post 14924211)
I didn't mention this frame has intense toe overlap.

As do 99.9999% of all track frames.

FixedDriveJess 11-07-12 12:36 PM

No, I'm aware of that. This frame has it worse than most. I ride with 3 other track frame riders. And they ride actuall track frames as well, not just single speed frames.

They all say my frame has it worse than any other they've seen.

LesterOfPuppets 11-07-12 01:47 PM

I won't ride a track or road bike unless it has toe overlap.

I even had a MTB with overlap briefly, but it was too small for me.

Scrodzilla 11-07-12 02:10 PM

I won't even ride a bike unless it has three Kilo TTs and 47 gear ratios.

Nagrom_ 11-07-12 02:17 PM

I wont ride a bike with handlears, cause it just ruins my sqrl suppage.

ddeadserious 11-07-12 02:24 PM

I won't even ride a bike.

Seriously.

warningfs 11-07-12 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddeadserious (Post 14924743)
I won't even ride a bike.

Seriously.

You serious or ddeadserious?

ddeadserious 11-07-12 03:00 PM

ddddddddeadserious

SS_Giant 11-07-12 05:53 PM

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few pages late #whatevskibrah

marqueemoon 11-07-12 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess (Post 14924326)
No, I'm aware of that. This frame has it worse than most. I ride with 3 other track frame riders. And they ride actuall track frames as well, not just single speed frames.

They all say my frame has it worse than any other they've seen.

There's standard track bike toe overlap, and there's damage from a head-on collision. As I said earlier in the thread my money's on the latter.

Check for ripples or paint/chrome damage on the downtube close to where it meets the head tube. Are you able to *ride* the bike no-handed without feeling like it's going to dive once up to a reasonable speed?

If there are signs of damage/the bike is unstable in this way take it to a shop - preferably one that also builds/repairs frames. If your downtube is badly damaged you're probably SOL. For what the frame is worth you're better off replacing it.

If just the fork is a little tweaked they may be able to bend it back (provided it's the stock steel fork of course) or you could find a replacement.

c0urt 11-07-12 10:12 PM

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could it be his shoes are in the wrong place ??

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hairnet 11-07-12 11:11 PM

No handed track stand
 
I have never experienced this toe overlap. You must show it to me

FixedDriveJess 11-07-12 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marqueemoon (Post 14925611)
There's standard track bike toe overlap, and there's damage from a head-on collision. As I said earlier in the thread my money's on the latter.

Check for ripples or paint/chrome damage on the downtube close to where it meets the head tube. Are you able to *ride* the bike no-handed without feeling like it's going to dive once up to a reasonable speed?

If there are signs of damage/the bike is unstable in this way take it to a shop - preferably one that also builds/repairs frames. If your downtube is badly damaged you're probably SOL. For what the frame is worth you're better off replacing it.

If just the fork is a little tweaked they may be able to bend it back (provided it's the stock steel fork of course) or you could find a replacement.


No ripples. Fork is maybe a little kicked back? Ill take a photo!

FixedDriveJess 11-07-12 11:57 PM

The fork is fine, it looks like no accident has been had.

FixedDriveJess 11-07-12 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by SS_Giant (Post 14925475)


I wish I could no handed tarckstand.

FixedDriveJess 11-08-12 12:14 AM

Sorry for four posts in a row in my own thread- but I just saw this photo on FGG. It's a Bianchi Pista that is newer than mine, but not sure if it's 2009. The front wheel is much further from the downtube than mine is.

http://fixedgeargallery.com/2012/nov...oeneveld-1.jpg

Nagrom_ 11-08-12 12:15 AM

We have yet to see yours.

Bat56 11-08-12 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by FixedDriveJess (Post 14926535)
Sorry for four posts in a row in my own thread- but I just saw this photo on FGG. It's a Bianchi Pista that is newer than mine, but not sure if it's 2009. The front wheel is much further from the downtube than mine is.

http://fixedgeargallery.com/2012/nov...oeneveld-1.jpg

Don't try it. You will fall in the water. Plus, that's a foreign country. Posting that picture is like spitting on the graves of our finding fathers.

FixedDriveJess 11-08-12 01:36 AM

http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/2004-bianchi-pista-8337

I have to go back and add new photos, but imagine bullhorns and a black stem. And no pump.

*EDIT* Black seatpost, same stem!

Nagrom_ 11-08-12 01:38 AM

That angle is worthless.

FixedDriveJess 11-08-12 01:42 AM

Relax, I'm putting new ones up tomorrow. Enjoy the hygiene.

Nagrom_ 11-08-12 01:47 AM

Why even post the link then?

J Pedals 11-08-12 01:55 AM

Your bike seems to be balancing fine in those pics, no-handed.

Nagrom_ 11-08-12 01:58 AM

*slow clap*


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