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    Marukin Track/Fixed gear frame

    Anyone ever heard of this company? I did a search here and on google and didnt really come up with much. It looks lugged from the pics but i cant really tell take a look . If anyone has any knowledge they are willing to drop that would be sweet!!
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    It's not a track frame. It looks to be a road frame that used clip on cable guides. It will work fine as a fixed gear though.

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    All I could find out is that the company has been making frames for ~75 years in Japan.
    It looks like a pretty good frame though, and for that price with a BB, headset, etc, it's probably a good deal. Unless you're looking for a track frame specifically, I would say go for it.

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    if may just be me, but the dropouts look stamped... indicating it was a low-end bicycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by redfooj
    if may just be me, but the dropouts look stamped... indicating it was a low-end bicycle
    what do you mean stamped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny
    what do you mean stamped?
    Stamping is a manufacturing process, cutting a piece out of some sheet metal. As opposed to forging dropouts, which would be stronger.

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    Oh I know its not track I just copied and pasted the title. the guy called me back so im going to check it out today.
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    http://216.239.39.104/translate_c?hl...lr%3D%26sa%3DG.

    I translated the page for you.

    Company is still operating in Japan and is owned by Hodaka.


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    Thanks Ceya but theres not alot of info on the older stuff. I think maybe ill just buy it and see what I think(its only 50).
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    I will call them when I speak to some Keirin builders tonight . Get what info is on the bike (stamp markings and all) , and I will help getting the rest.

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    Well the guy just cancelled on me for tonight.I did some more searching and came up rave reviews on their mtb's.Nothing on roadies though. But I will make sure I get all the info when I get to see it. When he called me back I gave him a hard time said that I really only wanted to pay about 25-30, he said thats all he expected to get anyway I just might make this a beater. No more than 100 dollars invested. Thanks Ceya
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    can't go wrong for thirty bones.

    buy it, build it, and ride the piss out of it.

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    Thats kinda my thoughts Hopefully it turns out to be a quality frame but if not oh well.
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    if it isn't, just get hit by a car while riding it and claim that it was. then you can buy a good frame.

    that's how it works, right?

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    Hahaha yeah ill just point at it and say look that frame is so rare. You just destoyed a
    an original Marukin.
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