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    get fit

    I think you need a professional to fit you. I have a VERY average build so I can get away with fit systems (although I know enough about what geo. works for me and there are between 40-400 bikes in...
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    size: you need TT length

    All you need to worry about is top tube length, if your crotch clears the tt by enough to make YOU comfortable you are good.
    As for a frame conversion, I wouldn't recommend it for a fix...I have one...
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    FWIW I wouldn't worry about the chainring...

    FWIW I wouldn't worry about the chainring clearance, I have about 1.5mm and it has never been a problem (and about the same on my non-drive crank arm). If you like your gearing then keep it. Tight...
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    paul (if you can cough up the dough for it)

    paul (if you can cough up the dough for it)
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    I was looking at going that route for a commuter...

    I was looking at going that route for a commuter too, I would have done a vassago fisticuff or a gunnar crosshairs (I had a full xtr kit ready to move) but my LBS convinced me I don't need gears for...
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    TT length, nice tight track geometry, stiff BB....

    TT length, nice tight track geometry, stiff BB.
    Vintage lugged steel is nice, but I would rather ride a modern (steel) track frame.
    Cost = what you can afford to lose x (security of your lockup ...
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    soma rush meets all three of your wishes. good...

    soma rush meets all three of your wishes.
    good frames a little out of your sweet spot cost-wise, but budgets are made to be broken.
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    just curious then, what CAN go wrong with a phil...

    just curious then, what CAN go wrong with a phil bb? Other than the obvoius damage to ones wallet.

    @ squirrelli:
    necessary, no, but neither are sugino 75's. I like phil because they are a...
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    Probably not death but less efficient power...

    Probably not death but less efficient power transfer (hub to rim via spox...)
    Wait and do it right.
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    er, edit?

    er, edit?
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    yep, +1 (or whatever it's up to) on the...

    yep, +1 (or whatever it's up to) on the phil...I'm running 75's on one, no trouble (yet there ought not be with a $400 crank / bb setup).
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    EZ1: Nitto UI-85GX (or old version: UI-5GX)...

    EZ1:
    Nitto UI-85GX (or old version: UI-5GX)
    makes thomson et.al. look like kitty *****.
    (VO look nice, not sure about strength)
  13. I've priced a bunch of on-line guys (the bike...

    I've priced a bunch of on-line guys (the bike biz, peter white, business cycles, etc.) and for both variety and cost, it seems like PWB is about as good as you can get and I can vouch for their...
  14. I'm going to make a plug for the wrenches out...

    I'm going to make a plug for the wrenches out there.
    Spend the money and have your wheels hand-built. If you are spending the cash on good rims (which it sounds like you are) you can expect a...
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    If the Big Block is your first bike with track...

    If the Big Block is your first bike with track geometry I think you will find it is really fantastic on hills. Combined with the pedaling efficiency of FG you will feel invincible (even at...
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    My conversion is a 1980 Motobecane Super Mirage,...

    My conversion is a 1980 Motobecane Super Mirage, nothing rare or desirable, just a really good solid frameset in great condition. It was a total tear-down and rebuild from BB up. I boxed up all the...
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    I came into riding FG just recently at the gentle...

    I came into riding FG just recently at the gentle suggestion of my LBS when I was looking to build up a new commuter "why do you need gears to commute?".
    These are very challenging bikes to ride but...
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