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    Tall'ish track frame. Columbus XCr

    So, I'm about to have a frame built for me out of columbus XCr tubing. I wanted to run my ideas by the internet before I signed off on them with the frame builder. Here's my basic specs, and what im thinking.

    weight: 195 lbs
    height: 6'4"
    inseam: 34"

    So, here's what im thinking. 59.5cm Seat Tube. 59 Top Tube. I'm not sure what the merits of different ST and HT angles are; I've heard 74, 75 or 76 degrees. What's a good compromise angle good for TT and sprint races? Probably going to do a 0 degree TT. I'm also not sure about what amount of BB drop there should be?

    I also was wondering about track-ends for it. Anyone know who makes nice stainless track-ends? I'd like one with a cutout/relief above the slots.

    So, what do people think? Anything else to take into consideration?
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    Senior Member Nessism's Avatar
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    Track frames are pretty specialized; tall bottom bracket, steep head angle, ? -not sure what else. You're on the right track, no pun intended, by asking lots of questions. Good luck.
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    You mention TT, I assume you are talking about Kilo and Pursuit type events.

    I would probably go with a 74.5 or 75 SA and a 74 or 74.5 HA. For sustained power efforts you want to be further over the bb, also, since you are have a coustom all purpose bike built I would concider a slightly forward sloping TT angle. maybe -1 or -1.5 degree. That way you could get a more much more aero position by flipping or lowering the stem. If you look at dedicated TT/Pursuit bikes they have pretty short head tubes to make it possible to get really low.

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    i think you would need a taller seat tube, 61cm woudl be best. im 6.2 and 59 frame is way to samll for me

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