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Old 12-07-05, 07:54 AM   #1
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i'm usually not into modern ****, but this is fresh. is this in production?


edit .. it is and is $3k for the frameset.. croist
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Old 12-07-05, 07:58 AM   #2
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there was a thread on this a while back where some people had aneurysms over the 73/73 angles, and other people said, "wow, look at that seattube cluster dealiemaphone."
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i haven't slept and was mesmorized by the dealiemaphone...

looking at the road version vs this, it is the same w/ different dropouts.
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ah, i guess i'm a sucker for swiss design in all forms
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Old 12-07-05, 08:37 AM   #5
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Yep...good luck not scraping a pedal at the track...or anywhere for that matter.DW

Maybe it's just the angle from which the photo was taken, but the chainstays look almost horizontal to me. Wouldn't that put the bottom bracket up where most track bikes have them?

There's something about BMC's graphics, colors, and maybe even their name, that makes me think of PVC plastic pipe.
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Old 12-07-05, 08:40 AM   #6
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It on their website with specs:

Check here:
http://www.bmc-racing.com/bikes.cfm?...tID=4&modID=34
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wow, that's even uglier than those ****ing bridgestone/anchor carbon track bikes.
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I had email exchanges with their US rep. It is a road thingie. I'm sure it would make a super sweet street ride, BMC makes great bikes, sure. But it is no track thouroughbred. Whether you'd be striking pedals would depend on where you were racing and what kind of pedals you were running, I think. It does have a higher BB than their road bikes, but as Mr. Walker notes, that is a relative comparison, and it BB may still be objectively not s'high.
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Old 12-07-05, 11:10 AM   #9
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edit .. it is and is $3k for the frameset.. croist
For that kind of money, why not just get a custom frame from Crumpton.

And most BB drops on track bikes are either 55mm or 50mm.
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can somebody post the geometry of a road vs track frame?
im trying to picture the differences but i just can't visualize it
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i haven't slept and was mesmorized by the dealiemaphone...

looking at the road version vs this, it is the same w/ different dropouts.

The Swiss ****ing rock. While I would never ride this track bike, I would ride the team Phonak bike anyday. That new carbon Colnago track bike has road geo too. Someone knows something that we dont.
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That new carbon Colnago track bike has road geo too. Someone knows something that we dont.
The carbon c-50? Colnagos come in two different geometries. One roadish, one trackish.

The road geo track bike is for those road riders who want to use a fixed gear in the winter, but want to retain the comfort of their road bikes.

The track geo is for the track.

Rest assured, when Marty Northstein races (raced) on his Colnago he isn't racing on a frame with road geometry.
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this one?

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wow, that's even uglier than those ****ing bridgestone/anchor carbon track bikes.

no way *****tits, this thing is hot! and that anchor looks good too
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That new carbon Colnago track bike has road geo too. Someone knows something that we dont.
LOL

P.S. Don Walker, since you are in the business of promoting yourself and your brand . Can we see a picture of one of your track bikes?
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one of D-Dubs' creations:

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005...acFord.htm#top
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The carbon c-50? Colnagos come in two different geometries. One roadish, one trackish.

The road geo track bike is for those road riders who want to use a fixed gear in the winter, but want to retain the comfort of their road bikes.

The track geo is for the track.

Rest assured, when Marty Northstein races (raced) on his Colnago he isn't racing on a frame with road geometry.

Oh look, he knows something I dont. That Anchor is the ugliest bike I have ever seen.
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LOL

P.S. Don Walker, since you are in the business of promoting yourself and your brand . Can we see a picture of one of your track bikes?
Isn't this thread about BMC bikes and not Walker's?
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The Swiss ****ing rock. While I would never ride this track bike, I would ride the team Phonak bike anyday. That new carbon Colnago track bike has road geo too. Someone knows something that we dont.

this is true... maybe road geometry track bikes are the new Helvetica
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The BMC, Colnago, and Anchor are all hot as f*ck. Also hot are the Corima, BT, Pinarello Montello, Look, etc. I'd take any one of 'em any day of the week.
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Dave, I'm glad you exist. Between the two of us, we can fend off all these "steel is real" *******. Just kidding, I love you guys.

And for those who don't have the pleasure of knowing me, yes I do own a steel bike...and three aluminum ones.
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should this be moved to the track forum?
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