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Old 11-03-06, 12:30 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-03-06, 12:32 PM   #2
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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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Old 11-03-06, 01:11 PM   #5
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how many times are you going to start this thread?
As many times as it takes to get the grammer correct.

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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??
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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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Old 11-03-06, 01:31 PM   #7
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"grammar"
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Old 11-03-06, 01:44 PM   #8
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^^



Burn!!

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

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Old 11-03-06, 02:39 PM   #9
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or actually "jak sie masz"
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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)
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