I've had this bike since February or so, but I always wanted to make a tarck bike!! I did the stereotypical DQM x Trackstar look but I can't match colors for **** so I thought black and white could never go wrong.
I got the frame and bars powdercoated and the quality is so-so. And it took 3 weeks and cost $145. I would not recommend the person I used.
The overall bike. Eggbeaters will be removed shortly. Good for longer rides and living in the city but not good for tarcking. I'm sure you can all figure out the parts build so I won't bother. The Axis fork is not integrated but I personally don't find it goofy looking at all.
Holo-foil dragons in their full flight FTW.
Spot on chainline.
Overall I am pleased with the build and am ready to get her all tarcked and scratched. I cannot think of any future upgrades or changes except for possibly gold hubs maybe in the summer. I must say the Thomson parts are top notch and worth every penny. I am proud to have their logo on my bike.
Props to bells bikes and my homes Shawn Hurley at Breakaway bikes for hooking me up with a free, on-the-spot bottom bracket chasing and install.
Not-props to the powdercoater who made many dumb mistakes, including not masking off the headtube bearing races. I had to sand them to get the bearings to fit inside, and the bottom one is still not fully flush. This will require another few hours on the dremel with careful sanding and polishing to get the surface perfect again and I am very, very displeased with that goof. They also hung the bike frame from one of the track end screw holes instead of something logical like hanging it from a spare seatpost, which led me to have to carefully file the damn thing.
Let me know what you think, how much you hate tarck ****, etc, etc.