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    Who rides full on trackbikes on the street?

    Just curious...I have been for a while now...I feel like it has helped me imensely with my cadence, balance and strength. Somehow it seems completely impractical though? Mine is a sprint frame with seriously steep angles and low drop (looks gucci but its not, built it up used for < 400 beans)...I think some of the messengers hate me for it. ohwell. What do you guys think of a pure track bike on the street?

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    the only way to go

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    what's a track bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by isotopesope
    what's a track bike?
    Seriously, what constitutes a “full on trackbike”?
    Well at least I'm housebroken.

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    If by "full on track" you mean with track ends, no accomodations for brakes, and twitchy geometry, then I do. If you mean something else, then I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrowedc
    If by "full on track" you mean with track ends, no accomodations for brakes, and twitchy geometry, then I do. If you mean something else, then I don't.
    Thats what I mean.

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    yeah, track bikes have various degrees of geometry, some are tighter than others, some have sloping top tubes, some don't some come drilled for brakes, some don't, etc. etc. etc. i don't think a definition of a "full on track bike" can be found.
    turning the 0mph fallover into an artform

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrowedc
    If by "full on track" you mean with track ends, no accomodations for brakes, and twitchy geometry, then I do. If you mean something else, then I don't.
    ...track drops too. otherwise, it's something else.

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    wait a minute here... no brakes! how do you stop!? sheesh. that sounds scary.

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    Clarification...

    Sprint geometry=.short head tube for low position, steep seattube, short chain stays 39cm, no brakes holes at all, bottom of drops even with top of 700c, slightly shorter than fit top tube...stiff as hell Aluminum Aero tube set (mine is anyway)

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    Here comes the flood.

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    if you don't have brake holes, where do the brakes go? you bike sounds like a spaceship! wow. do you drink ovaltine?

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    Is Full On a new bike company? It seems they make track bikes, but do they make other types as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by isotopesope
    if you don't have brake holes, where do the brakes go? you bike sounds like a spaceship! wow. do you drink ovaltine?
    If my bike was a spaceship, wouldn't I drink Tang?

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    If you have holes where brakes could go, but no brakes, does that make them just holes? Can a "full on trackbike" have holes but no brakes?
    Well at least I'm housebroken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    If my bike was a spaceship, wouldn't I drink Tang?
    Tang goes best with dehydrated ice cream. Yum!

    Quote Originally Posted by rithem
    Clarification...

    Sprint geometry=.short head tube for low position, steep seattube, short chain stays 39cm, no brakes holes at all, bottom of drops even with top of 700c, slightly shorter than fit top tube...stiff as hell Aluminum Aero tube set (mine is anyway)
    Basically you're asking, "who rides my bike?" and the answer is, "you do, silly."

    m.

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    oh yeah, crap... i guess it would be tang. tang it. ba-dum-tah. all this talk of riding a full on bike with no brakes has me shivering with fright. indeed. no brakes. sounds like some sort of freedom hating thing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infestedguy1
    i don't think a definition of a "full on track bike" can be found.
    i admit that sounds a bit vauge but I think it can be found... one that is designed and built for velodrome racing.


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    Velowhat?

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    what's a velodrome? is that like a thunderdrome? does tina tuner ride one of those full-on-no-brake-hole-bikes!? so, let me get this straight... you don't have brakes or brake holes or pedals? you're nuts. seriously.

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    i DEFINITELY don't ride a bike like that. and never would (on the street).
    every scar has a story

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    Quote Originally Posted by habitus
    i DEFINITELY don't ride a bike like that. and never would (on the street).
    Not exactly like that but close...why not?

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    This thread has almost entered its second page and there has been no mention of either pie or facepunches. I'm so proud of you guys. Tina Turner was right: we don't need another hero. You guys are heroes enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatano
    This thread has almost entered its second page and there has been no mention of either pie or facepunches. I'm so proud of you guys. Tina Turner was right: we don't need another hero. You guys are heroes enough for me.

    m.
    until now. you just slapped a bumper sticker on this dumptruck that says 'i hate bumper stickers'.

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    i nominate this... the best thread ever!

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