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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-12-06, 10:32 PM   #1
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Trek Track, For Hincapie...

hummmm......

"The latest Discovery Channel hot rod project to come through Trek was this fixed gear track bike for George Hincapie. Apparently, George's coach said he needed to do some training on a fixed gear bike so team liaison Scott Daubert had this Madone frame modified with some one-off track specific dropouts (w/ 120mm spacing) made by our Advanced Concept Group."



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Old 01-12-06, 10:38 PM   #2
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ok, so they did this for armstrong too, it's a modified road frame, no biggie...

what i wanna know is, wtf is that thing in background? scooter, moped, tron-reject?
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Old 01-12-06, 10:44 PM   #3
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It has pimples.
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Old 01-13-06, 12:01 AM   #4
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looks like a space cruiser. for the bike paths along martian beaches.
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Old 01-15-06, 09:34 PM   #6
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what i wanna know is, wtf is that thing in background? scooter, moped, tron-reject?
I just visualized tron replacing the lightcycles with bikes. A little bit incongruous. But funny.
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Old 01-15-06, 09:42 PM   #7
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I've toured the Trek factory + "advanced concept group" a few years back as a lowly production assistant for an OLN segment for the Tour De France.

I envy the dudes in the design area. The factory workers...not so much. Got to see 'em bonding carbon frame pieces together, tig welding, these crazy machines that build and true wheels...cool stuff.
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Old 01-15-06, 10:41 PM   #8
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ok, so they did this for armstrong too, it's a modified road frame, no biggie...

what i wanna know is, wtf is that thing in background? scooter, moped, tron-reject?
looks like the bikes the messengers rode in willy wonka (the new one). mopeds?
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Old 01-16-06, 02:07 AM   #9
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I don't know what it is but I want it. I would so pick up chicks in that badboy.

" hey wanna ride on my lightcycle? tron you later, babe "
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it's no vanilla or independent fab or coast, but it's pretty sex.
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Old 01-16-06, 09:20 AM   #11
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I've got a friend with a madone, and he just screwed up the derailer mount and sent it back in for service. only $25 to replace the dropout! Apparently the dropouts are actually glued in with hot melt glue - so they can be removed and replaced with nothing but a heat gun (I'd bet that they use a jig to get them straight).

I play hockey too, and this is the way all modern hockey sticks are made - you have a carbon shaft, and a composite blade which is glued into the shaft. you can change the blade easily with a heat gun.

So anyone want to trust me and take a heat gun to their $3000 frame to install some track dropouts?

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Old 01-16-06, 01:49 PM   #12
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I play hockey too, and this is the way all modern hockey sticks are made - you have a carbon shaft, and a composite blade which is glued into the shaft. you can change the blade easily with a heat gun.
This is a little off topic, but that's not exactly true. The one that all the pros like to use (at least before the strike, I've been a little hockey deprived this season--just haven't had the time) is the Easton Synergy. Maybe they've all moved on to the Stealth now. Anyhow, those sticks are one-piecers. Several other companies also have one-piece offerings, Bauer, CCM, Nike, Louisville, and a few lesser known players.

One-piece construction allows for better energy transfer to the blade as the stick as a whole is stiffer with less play where the blade joins the shaft.

Just sayin.
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two piece construction of hockey sticks has been prevalent in the ameteur market for a long time. most mass produced sticks remain two piece. the pro's use much different (and more expensive) sticks than the rest of us.

i remember taking a slapshot in high school and having the blade fly off
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A heat gun and glue??? No thanks!!! I'll stick with my reynolds 531 conversion.
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ok, so they did this for armstrong too, it's a modified road frame, no biggie...

what i wanna know is, wtf is that thing in background? scooter, moped, tron-reject?

it's a derny moped.
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