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Old 09-25-06, 08:48 PM   #1
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Fixie project

Im thinking about fixing one of these frames fom chucks bikes. It would be pretty different but I think kinda neat what do you guys think?

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Old 09-25-06, 08:51 PM   #2
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just get the tsunami track frame.... better idea.
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Verticle drop-outs.
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Old 09-25-06, 09:02 PM   #4
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Verticle drop-outs.

Eno hub.


And I like this frame alot more than the tsunmi track frames. Just a little bit cooler with tall the aero tubing.
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Old 09-25-06, 09:11 PM   #5
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Get on it.
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And I like this frame alot more than the tsunmi track frames. Just a little bit cooler with tall the aero tubing.
Yea I know, but thats so expensive.

But if it gets you going, then do it. And put up pictures when you are done.
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Old 09-25-06, 09:33 PM   #7
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what is the mfg's website? i saw the tsunami track frame in the picture thread i think, but couldn't find the mfg website. anyone know.
nice frame by the way.
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Old 09-25-06, 09:53 PM   #8
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Do it man. Those curves-- curved* tubes make me hard..
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what is the mfg's website? i saw the tsunami track frame in the picture thread i think, but couldn't find the mfg website. anyone know.
nice frame by the way.




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Old 09-25-06, 10:21 PM   #10
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I dunno but apparently there are two Tsunami's - chucks tsunamis and some custom builder.
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You should just buy one of these instead.

http://bianchiusa.com/07_d2_crono_frameset.html
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Anyone that buys that bike is my hero.
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Anyone who has $2600 to drop on a frame should send some to me.
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Old 09-25-06, 10:37 PM   #14
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...or go get yourself one of those Look 496 track frames for just over $5,000

http://www.cyclesuperstore.ie/shop/p...&idproduct=791
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...or go get yourself one of those Look 496 track frames for just over $5,000

http://www.cyclesuperstore.ie/shop/p...&idproduct=791

well I dont even know why im considering the time traveler when lok already makes a sweet pursuit bike.
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i think it's a bad idea. first, this tsunami was not handbuilt in america by tsunami cycles. it's mass produced in china. i also think that it's going to be uncomfortable as hell to ride with that geometry and cheap oversized aluminum tubing, not to mention that you'll be riding with your back pretty much parallell to the ground unless you hack off most of that seatpost shroud.

maybe i'm stating the obvious, but a pista concept frame is like $55 more.
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i think it's a bad idea. first, this tsunami was not handbuilt in america by tsunami cycles. it's mass produced in china. i also think that it's going to be uncomfortable as hell to ride with that geometry and cheap oversized aluminum tubing, not to mention that you'll be riding with your back pretty much parallell to the ground unless you hack off most of that seatpost shroud.

maybe i'm stating the obvious, but a pista concept frame is like $55 more.

I have no illusions about where the bike was built. Everyone has a pisa concept, not everyone is rockin these.
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I have no illusions about where the bike was built. Everyone has a pisa concept, not everyone is rockin these.
... and maybe for good reason?
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well, there are lots of manufacturers that have aluminum track frames that most people don't have, like van tuyl, koga, csk, kuips, javelin, etc. you'll have to do a little digging to find us dealers for some of them...
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get it and find out why everyone is telling you no
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Just because people ride the Concept doesn't mean it is "uncool". I mean, just paint it and make it your own. I get "sweet bike" comments from people on custom-made-super-areo-track bikes at the Velodrome.

And if you plan to ride that on the street, holy **** that is going to be one back breaking ride.

But then again, if you totally think it is awesome... why listen to anyone here? Props to you if you have it built up when everyone tells you it is going to ****ing suck. As long as you enjoy the hell out of it.
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And if you plan to ride that on the street, holy **** that is going to be one back breaking ride.
The top part of that seat tube is meant to be cut to whatever height you would normally set the seat at, then you put in a REALLY short seat post and have only the clap part stick out. SO, it neednt be a back-breaking ride depending on how you cut the seat tube/what height you set the bars at. You could set the seat super low and take advantage of the super long steerer tube and turn it into a plush upright 3-speed cruiser maybe?
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The top part of that seat tube is meant to be cut to whatever height you would normally set the seat at, then you put in a REALLY short seat post and have only the clap part stick out. SO, it neednt be a back-breaking ride depending on how you cut the seat tube/what height you set the bars at. You could set the seat super low and take advantage of the super long steerer tube and turn it into a plush upright 3-speed cruiser maybe?
Wait... your supposed to cut it? What the....

Man. Weird. I guess because they are trying to be areo as possible?

And if Dead Roman makes this a 3-speed cruiser, everything I have said in this thread is void. I would die happy as well.
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i wonder how much that thing weighs...
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Those are some wacky angles man. But the name "Time Traveler" may be worth it.
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