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    The Concept Builds thread

    Alright, I think it would be a good idea if we can have a thread where people can post ideas for new builds, as opposed to ones they already finished. It would be a good accompaniment to the "post pics" thread. Please, as always, try to stay on topic, and post lots of concepts!

    I'll start.

    I'm thinking of doing something with a Leader 720tr frame (can't really afford the 735 but it doesn't come in white anyway). I have a hub, I want to build it up with either a celeste, orange, or green Deep-V/Aerohead, can't really decide. With a white frame celeste or orange look great, and with a black frame green looks great. I want the only color to be the rear rim. I most likely wouldn't be able to afford an Aerospoke but if I did I would keep it stock black. Tell me your thoughts colorwise.



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    It would be super extra tight if these parts had names and functions instead being referred to by colour, as if they were god damned kool-aid recipies.
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    I did the same thing (mine looks nicer - )

    still in the building stage


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    i thought this thread was going to be about bianchi bikes =p

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    Quote Originally Posted by flickwg View Post
    I did the same thing (mine looks nicer - )

    still in the building stage
    That flipped 17 degree stem or whatever will look ridiculous and feel awful if that saddle height (straighten the saddle when you build it, please) is remotely accurate. Maybe opt for a 10 degree Thomson stem that you can flip up when no one's looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tynan View Post
    Here's my white bike / colour rear rim bike !
    I sell a lot of Argon 18s and really respect the people at the company (some of the designers came down from Montreal to Toronto to visit us and answer all our questions about the bikes before we started selling them). Next year I'm going to pick up an Electron frameset to build up (for racing at the Forest City Velodrome, good times).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
    I sell a lot of Argon 18s and really respect the people at the company (some of the designers came down from Montreal to Toronto to visit us and answer all our questions about the bikes before we started selling them). Next year I'm going to pick up an Electron frameset to build up (for racing at the Forest City Velodrome, good times).
    Yep, it's a great frame, the EL99 fork it comes with is really nice too, but unfortunately my skills are not enough to go brakeless at the moment so I had to swap it for something that could take a front brake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
    That flipped 17 degree stem or whatever will look ridiculous and feel awful if that saddle height (straighten the saddle when you build it, please) is remotely accurate. Maybe opt for a 10 degree Thomson stem that you can flip up when no one's looking.
    i agree entirely with what you say - still not 100 percent sure on bars and stem

    i think i was using artistic license with some angles (seat, stem)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flickwg View Post
    i agree entirely with what you say - still not 100 percent sure on bars and stem

    i think i was using artistic license with some angles (seat, stem)
    My initial impression is that the head tube angle is far too shallow - on a track/fixed frame it's almost certain to be far steeper, i.e., closer to 90 deg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tynan View Post
    Here's my white bike / colour rear rim bike !


    This bike is messed up. It's not Fixed, it's FUBAR

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    Quote Originally Posted by flickwg View Post
    i agree entirely with what you say - still not 100 percent sure on bars and stem

    i think i was using artistic license with some angles (seat, stem)

    You're gonna get that license revoked one day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphm2k View Post
    This bike is messed up. It's not Fixed, it's FUBAR
    Thanks !
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    we want a pista concept thread!

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    i want to make a bike out of all white things


    or maybe black

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    Quote Originally Posted by coelcanth View Post
    i want to make a bike out of all white things


    or maybe black
    Why not taupe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyestrain View Post
    My initial impression is that the head tube angle is far too shallow - on a track/fixed frame it's almost certain to be far steeper, i.e., closer to 90 deg.
    Or if you're going to actually work it out, maybe stick to between 73 and 75 for your head tube/seat tube angles, depending on what works for your needs/preferences. Wait, is that "frame" just a placeholder basically for whatever you end up getting, or would you have something made? I'm going to assume it's just a placeholder because no one would actually want angles that slack on a bike like you've spec'd.

    Edit: Actually, I'd need a seat tube that slack to be able to use an Easton no-setback carbon post (long legs). Wait, I'm getting all rambley and sleep deprived. Go to bed, Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
    Why not taupe?

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    i thought all white was supposed to be ever-so-wrong, as all white bikes are to be left as memorials to cyclists taken on the street... meh

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    that is ALL white, very far from the classy white colour schemes ridden by living cyclists

    Quote Originally Posted by indexdothtml View Post
    i thought all white was supposed to be ever-so-wrong, as all white bikes are to be left as memorials to cyclists taken on the street... meh
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    blickblocks: I was trying to put my finger on it...but I've seen a bike similar to what you want to build:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=vjLj9_cg4JE

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    Quote Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
    we want a pista concept thread!
    Was at this shop in SF..

    Funny how they had like 4-5 Pista Concept frames hanging in all sorts of sizes.
    I got random track parts for sale. 08 Dura Ace NIB comps for CHEAP!

    Feedback: http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=415091

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakthenorm View Post
    blickblocks: I was trying to put my finger on it...but I've seen a bike similar to what you want to build:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=vjLj9_cg4JE
    Hey cool, the same exact look. The orange is kind of overpowering though, I think I'll go with celeste.

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    what exactly is the point of that video? (im not being snarky, I just really dont get)

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