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    Looking for an affordable vintage looking track bike...


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    we all want a 3rensho for 450 dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtmowns View Post

    What are my options?

    There's no magical vintage frame shop, sorry. Same as everybody else: eBay, Craigslist, google searches, Co-ops (if you're lucky), thrift shops, antique shops (both also if you're lucky)...... Just keep looking.

    PS good luck finding a 3Rensho frame for $450.


    EDIT: OH wait, you said "vintage looking". Sorry for being a bit snippy. Kilo TT (I reckon the fork gives it a vintage flavor), spend the extra $$ on a powdercoat? Or eBay, CL etc, etc
    Last edited by Wotan; 03-27-08 at 07:00 PM.

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    judging by the way you're attempting to enter the fixed gear game, you're going to end up wanting a pista concept anyway. get a head start and buy an 08. they're selling for 550 and will definitely sell out.

    it's an easier buy in into the track-bikes-on-the-street scene, trust.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    bike or frame?
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    wow, good point.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    In regards to bike or frame, either one.

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    It seems like finding an old frame/bike on ebay that I like might be worth a go....

    What about the EAI brass knuckle, I would rather have steel than alum but .....

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    Those aren't vintage looking at all

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    Save a few more clams and get a De Bernardi.

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    The new Alien frame is lugged...

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    Sparton too...ebay

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    I tend to like a clean look, with no modern block lettering or the like...

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    remove the decals or re-paint...simple.

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    I just saw a Fuji Regis frame on ebay that I liked, but way too big.

    I didn't think about removing decals, is that easy to do?

    Thanks.

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    it depends if they're over or under the clearcoat.
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    the guy must have been like holy ****? this kid on a fixie is killin it without engine motors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtmowns View Post
    I just paid exactly $450.00 for my Schwinn Madison, pretty much vintage looking but not lugged.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    I paid 250 for this. of course it was 8 years ago.

    not banned anymore

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    what kind of bike is that?

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    It's a Viner, but you're not going to find that or any other vintage track bike for $250 anymore.
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    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    I paid 210, or around $400 for my EG Bates about 18 months/2 years ago. The secret there was trawling eBay. It wasn't in there as a track bike, in fact, I think the auction was titled Gent's Racing Bike. It's well worth hunting through the really badly titled auctions. You'll have to look at a lot of rusty mountain bikes, but if you get a score like I did, it's worth it. I looked for another for months after, but every track bike I watched went much higher:


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    eBay.

    I got my Bianchi (lugged Italian made) for under $300 and also paid @ $300 for this frame a few years ago.


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    Like I've said before, I think the all-too-common practice of making the frame the cheapest part of your bike has no sense to it, but that doesn't change the fact that this Sparton build looks pretty nice:


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    Are we all going to post about our vintage track bike scores, now? We know they're out there, but unless the OP is willing to be patient and do a ton of legwork, he's not going to find anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Ask your local meth dude

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