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Old 02-23-06, 08:46 AM   #1
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fuji track '06

i'm new to the fixed gear world . . . (i swear i'm not a poser, i grew up on bikes.)

anyway, i test-road the fuji track '06 yesterday and truly loved it. very smooth. nice weight. decent components for a factory bike. anyone have any thouhts on it? it seems not many people own it yet, as i can't find any reviews out there on it.

i'd rather get an IRO but they're a little pricey for me.
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Old 02-23-06, 08:59 AM   #2
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the Fuji is significantly less than $550?

The fuji is quite well known it's been around in similar form for quite a while. I think it's a decent bike for the price, much like the Mercier TT, Bianchi Pista, and Raleigh Rush Hour. Search on all those bikes, and you will find a lot of discussion on entry priced track bikes.
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hmm, an iro mark v and a fuji track should be about the same price. i have an 05 fuji and i love it. (props again to Sam).
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it's awesome that you loved the feel of the bike.

i think entry-level bikes are a bit dangerous. that is, if you buy one, you don't spend too much money, which is great, but if you wind up loving it (which many do!), you might find yourself wishing you had spent a little bit more to begin with, for the sake of the better parts (like, for example, an IRO wheelset instead of the generic entry-level stuff).

lots of info in the archives if you use the search function.
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I got my 05 fuji on sale for $350 + brakes = $390 + tax = ~$420.
I've since swapped out some stuff, so more $, but I feel if I bought my first nice fixed all set up sweet as is, I would of been denied the fun of upgrading and hunting bargain components. Plus now I know more about what I want in the future. The hardest item to track down was the swiss surplus tool roll for a saddlebag.
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it'd be better to start out with a cheap bike because if you really like it, you're not going to want to upgrade to mid-level - you're gonna wanna go to the upper level.

be careful wtih the rear hub on the fuji.
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Old 02-23-06, 10:18 AM   #7
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If you feel good about this bike, get it if you can.

A lot of folks have them and most will agree that it's a good bike.


Also, requesting a pic of spud's ride. finally, congrats!
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thanks



i'll be switching the drivetrain and wheels soon.
edit: this is an 05, not an 06 as the thread title might suggest.
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i have the 06 fuji track and i love it, its fairly light, around 18 lbs, the geometry is very comfortable and somewhat tight and its quick. It's great for what i need it for, i'm changing the wheels/hubs soon because like most people say, the stock wheels/hubs arent great, especially the rear hub, make sure if you get one, you tighten the cog and lockring down when you get it, you'll strip your hub in a second if you dont/
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Hi if u want the bike for riding in the street thats all u need u know... (wheels).. keep the same set and if they broke, swap them... the resources r few...at least in me

For some reason people like to pimp their rides... who doesnt... but untill now i havent seen a piece of equipment capable to make u win a race or improve the performance 100% only because u have it... I want to win some races... anybody knows some trick besides trainning??? hehehe

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thanks, guys! that's really helpful.

another question. i'm 5' 8.5", and i think fit fairly well on a 56cm, but i've done a little research, and some people say for a track bike it's good to go a little smaller -- for more control, quickness, sprints, etc. i'm thinkin a 53 or 54cm. what are your thoughts? thanks!
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good lord. type much? not to be a grammar nazi, but that was painful to read.
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I'm guessing english is his second language...give him a break.
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thanks, guys! that's really helpful.

another question. i'm 5' 8.5", and i think fit fairly well on a 56cm, but i've done a little research, and some people say for a track bike it's good to go a little smaller -- for more control, quickness, sprints, etc. i'm thinkin a 53 or 54cm. what are your thoughts? thanks!
whats your standover height? i'm 5'10/11 and the 56cm is fine, i could probably go with a 59 actually, if i were you i'd test ride both.
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Hmm, I just helped a guy yesterday with an '06 Fuji, at West U cycles, was it you? I have an '04 and my buddy has an '06. First thing I did was change out the cog and put in an 18t Surly. Much better for riding around my city. I'm going to rebuild my stock wheel with some better spokes (because I've been popping them lately) so I can get the practice before i build up my new wheelset. The parts are decent on the bike, see if you like the bars, I didn't. The seat on mine just got replaced with a brooks, and the pedals/clips/straps got replaced with sylvan's/soma's/eai's. It's my commuter, and if i can just stop breaking spokes or get a new wheelset, it'll be bombproof. There's more opinions abound on the fuji here. search away.
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I think in fuji u have to go smaller because of that seat collar... and because fuji sizes are weird... I would go 1st for a 55... and as spud saids... try to get a test ride...

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sorry for my snarky comment ultraman. didn't know english was your third language.

on the topic of the fuji track i would vote for seeing if any lbs has 05s in stock for clearance. the blue is pretty horrid imho
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sorry for my snarky comment ultraman. didn't know english was your third language.

on the topic of the fuji track i would vote for seeing if any lbs has 05s in stock for clearance. the blue is pretty horrid imho
the blue is an ugly color in combination with the tacky fuji logos. I hate it, that's why i'm powdercoating my bike.
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I've got the '04 (i'm 6' and have a 56 that i enjoy though i eventually swapped the stock stem out for a 110mm quill with a better angle). I gotta say noriel, i'm impressed that you made it that long without popping spokes.
My '04 required a new cog and rear wheel in the first 8 months. I've replaced the seat, bars, stem, and front wheel as well and am very happy with the ride. BB and cranks are next on my list probably this summer *mmmm new parts*
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Np dude hehehe...

ps:anybody needs a tesch track frame?


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sorry for my snarky comment ultraman. didn't know english was your third language.

on the topic of the fuji track i would vote for seeing if any lbs has 05s in stock for clearance. the blue is pretty horrid imho
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... I gotta say noriel, i'm impressed that you made it that long without popping spokes.
My '04 required a new cog and rear wheel in the first 8 months. I've replaced the seat, bars, stem, and front wheel as well and am very happy with the ride. BB and cranks are next on my list probably this summer *mmmm new parts*
Well, I got mine July last year. I think I popped my first spoke back in october or november. Now it seems like I pop a spoke every week. The Surly cog helped out in the spoke replacing, since it's got holes drilled in it, and I've been able to thread the spokes through them. I changed the rear cog to the surly within a month of getting the bike. I ride on the street, hop up curbs, so I'm looking forward to building my new wheels. I can't wait to get a new BB and cranks as well.

Fuji's are measured from center to top, so keep that in mind with your sizing.

I've taken the bike on a few metric centuries and long rides, and once I changed out my saddle, things were great.
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it'd be better to start out with a cheap bike because if you really like it, you're not going to want to upgrade to mid-level - you're gonna wanna go to the upper level.

Great advice.
I just put together a Mercier TT, one of the lower rungs of the Darwinian
Ladder of Fixie-dom, to see if it was for me......I love riding this bike !
The frame arrived dinged which is not that big a deal ....but, the toe-verlap
is soooo annoying that I am already planning my move up to what probably
will be about 1000.00 after build.
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