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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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    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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    It has pimples.

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    I like the paint.

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    looks like a space cruiser. for the bike paths along martian beaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    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.
    Ray Jones - Arlington, MA

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    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?
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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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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    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 *** (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 ***.

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

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    Ughh

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    Quote Originally Posted by jondrums
    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 ***.
    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 *** and glue??? No thanks!!! I'll stick with my reynolds 531 conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    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.
    Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer?

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