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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-15-06, 05:59 PM   #1
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Steel Marinoni Pista

I'm thinking of replacing my raleigh rush hour frame with a steel marinoni pista frame. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-15-06, 06:02 PM   #2
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go for it, and post photos.
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Better geometry for track racing, lower front end. lighter weight too.
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Old 12-15-06, 06:50 PM   #6
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Better geometry for track racing, lower front end. lighter weight too.
Which track do you race on?
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Old 12-15-06, 06:53 PM   #7
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NE velodrome in londonderry, NH during the summers
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Better geometry for track racing, lower front end. lighter weight too.
Then yes. The Rush Hour is a bit of a tank.
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yeah, i've been mulling over what i'd like to get for a frameset that once built i wouldn't mind locking up and not babying, as opposed to my shiny new level. i tried the fenders and ss thing with my schwinn conversion and it's not for me. i strongly prefer better than 4130/reynolds 520 steel at this point, and trackish geometry. i also need something like 50c-c 52t-t.

i could probably score a rush and a carbon fork on ebay for ~450. but there's a part of me that's leaning towards a basic jacobs custom for $~850, since i'll be riding it a whole lot. this is compounded by the fact that i'm not sure if there's any worthwhile alu frames out there. needless to say i'm a bit indecisive
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NE velodrome in londonderry, NH during the summers
were you there this past season...?
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NE velodrome in londonderry, NH during the summers

is that the nearest track to boston?
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were you there this past season...?
yeah. i was the one with the G.C. Viterbese jersey.
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how do you guys get up there? i'm definately going to be going this season but not sure about transportation. i'm assuming there's no public transit or bus.
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how do you guys get up there? i'm definately going to be going this season but not sure about transportation. i'm assuming there's no public transit or bus.
carpool.
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