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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 11-16-08, 11:03 AM   #1
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Which one and Why!?

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ignoring all components, which of these frame/fork sets would you rather have??

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Why??



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Old 11-16-08, 11:33 AM   #2
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need more information.

i don't make decisions based just on looks. i'd evaluate based on price, what tubing they were made of, and what my needs were for a new frame.
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Old 11-16-08, 11:38 AM   #3
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If it were based on looks alone Id go with the blue frame and fork, only because its lugged and the track "drops" look nice
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Old 11-16-08, 11:38 AM   #4
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I like the headtube/ toptube angle on the top one, but smaller, 650 front wheel? No.
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Old 11-16-08, 01:16 PM   #5
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I couldn't think of any other bikes that cater more to hipsterism over practicality on the face of this planet.
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Old 11-16-08, 01:22 PM   #6
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pursuit frames with risers; i just don't get it.
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Old 11-16-08, 01:25 PM   #7
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I'm all for track frames on the street but pursuit frames are really pushing it. I vote neither of them, even for track riding they look god awful!
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Old 11-16-08, 05:06 PM   #8
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1st > 2nd based solely on looks. The 2nd one looks squished.
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Old 11-16-08, 05:48 PM   #9
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Top one with a proper front wheel would likely be rideable, but neither of those would really be high on my list of picks
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Old 11-16-08, 05:52 PM   #10
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pursuit frames with risers; i just don't get it.
If they are production models, I agree, but I am slowly warming up to the idea of older pursuit bikes that are pretty much NEVER going to be used for their intended purpose again because they're basically obsolete being reclaimed and outfitted to make them rideable on the street, so long as they're not historically important or something ridiculously nice like a Merckx or a Rossin or something.
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Old 11-16-08, 06:07 PM   #11
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Il Pompino for fun,
neither of those
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Old 11-16-08, 06:41 PM   #12
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Both of those bikes are pretty dumb.
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Old 11-16-08, 07:35 PM   #13
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both those bikes look cool but they seem to have more fork
rake and shallower head tube angles than a standard track geometry.
probably less skiddy and fun.
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Old 11-16-08, 07:36 PM   #14
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top one with a 700c in the front
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Old 11-16-08, 08:53 PM   #15
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is the second one and affinity pursuit frame?
nevermind
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Affinity one looks crap and probably is.
Problem with the Orlowski is that it looks like a Pista without the Bianchi text on it which i find sickeningly stupid. I mean why the **** would they do that?
Obviously its lugged and the geometry is dramatically different but still.



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Old 11-16-08, 09:13 PM   #17
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H+son in the hizzouse.
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Old 11-16-08, 09:29 PM   #18
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The headtube angle on the bottom one looks slack as hell.
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The first one is not as ugly as the second one.
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Old 11-17-08, 03:41 PM   #20
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i made the thread because i can get either one for the same price.............
just wonder whether i should bother or not
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Old 11-17-08, 03:55 PM   #21
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I like both but I'd choose a Geekhouse instead.
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Those are unlugged and are a grand?
I dont know about that.
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Old 11-17-08, 04:18 PM   #23
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<no offense> if you don't know enough about 'em to choose a pursuit frame for yourself, or try to compare two with different geometries but base the decision on looks, you shouldn't be on a pursuit frame </no offense>
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Old 11-17-08, 04:38 PM   #24
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lugged, repaint
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i dont think you can ride the orlowski with a front 700.
looks pretty tight on the pic already
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