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    What is the diffrence between track frame and road bike conversion?

    Hi,everyone I am the new guy from New York,my question is the diffrences between the track frame and the road bike frame.I started to ride my first fixie 7 months ago,but i do not know where to start to make a nice and smooth bike,where and which components to start slowly slowly,i do not have a big budget but no rush also.I have right now raleigh conversion,it looks nice here is the picture.
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    fixiebikes from ny

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    read as much as you can. ride some bikes and talk with the people who built them about what you like, don't like, etc.

    in particular, study http://www.sheldonbrown.com
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    how many times are you going to start this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixiebikes
    I am open all advises you reply

    Jagshemash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC_Emily
    how many times are you going to start this thread?
    As many times as it takes to get the grammer correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by fixiebikes
    Hi,every one i am new to this and also new fixedgear rider i am wodering the diffrences between the track&roadbike conversion.I bought an old raleigh frame on ebay re paint etc.it looks good, nice components too.What is realy matters the wheel,hub,bottom bracket etc.Where should i or any body willing to start riding fixie??
    many thanks

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    Track frames, or dedicated fixie frames, have a higher bottom bracket for better pedal clearance.
    Some track frame sets have less rake than conventional road frame sets.
    My Pista has 28mm of rake.
    I don't know of a factory bike having less rake.
    I think the higher bottom bracket and short rake make the bike handle better.
    Personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
    As many times as it takes to get the grammer correct.
    "grammar"

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    ^^



    Burn!!

    (Mercier Kilo TT has 23 mm of rake, btw)
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    If it's worth the going it's worth the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    "grammar"
    nice catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by disco2000
    Jagshemash!
    or actually "jak sie masz"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip thunder
    ^^

    Burn!!

    (Mercier Kilo TT has 23 mm of rake, btw)

    28 mm actually. (and that's only in the 2 largest sizes, the smallest 2 have 38mm)
    {o,o**
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    O RLY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    "grammar"
    Oh snap.
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