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Old 03-09-09, 08:31 AM   #1
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Wanna buy a Hand-Made track frame

I sold my bianchi pista.
Now I plan to have one hand-made track frame,and my budget is around usd500-1000
I have checked the GeekHouse frame,what do you guys think about this?
I would like to know your suggestion on other brand as well.

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Old 03-09-09, 08:42 AM   #2
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Marinoni Pista. MSRP is $695, and you have custom options for an extra $150.

http://www.labicicletta.com/edatcat/...MARINONI-PISTA

I would honestly be very surprised if you could find a comparable bike at that price. I was considering getting one myself, but decided to save my pennies for a surly cross-check frame instead (Toronto weather is a *****).
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Old 03-09-09, 08:52 AM   #3
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Bob Jackson Vigorelli.
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looking for something for the actual track or to ride around town?
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Bob Jackson Vigorelli.
this.
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Old 03-09-09, 09:32 AM   #6
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looking for something for the actual track or to ride around town?
if he was looking for the "actual track", he probably wouldn't be considering spending $700 on a steel frame.
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Old 03-09-09, 09:40 AM   #7
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just ride around town
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that bob jackson is hot
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Old 03-09-09, 12:23 PM   #9
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just find something nice that's used. that way you can resell it and get your money back if you don't overpay or crash it.
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Old 03-09-09, 10:02 PM   #10
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I would get a Mercian
http://www.merciancycles.co.uk/frame_vigorelli.asp
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How many framesets called "Vigorelli" are there!? Sheesh!
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Old 03-10-09, 12:08 AM   #12
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How many framesets called "Vigorelli" are there!? Sheesh!
a few, and they don't have to be a track bike.

http://www.bianchiusa.com/09-bicycle...vigorelli.html
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Old 03-10-09, 12:44 AM   #13
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is there any brand can provide TripleTriangle tubing or curved seattube??

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Old 03-10-09, 01:11 AM   #14
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search function is sucking hard...but Gyeswho has a TTT Spectrum.

http://velospace.org/node/16351
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Old 03-10-09, 01:12 AM   #15
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Couple of GTB's on Ebay right now if you want 3xtriangle.
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http://taylorbicycles.com/

Dude makes sick bikes.... in your price range.

Edit: I'm going to see him Thursday about a new road bike. YIKES!
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that is over my budjet~~~~
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that is over my budjet~~~~
Blog called cycloculture ran a piece about a frame maker named Allan Wanta. Mentioned something about $850 for custom frames, which fits the budget you mentioned. No affiliation or any idea if he's any good.
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Old 03-10-09, 08:15 PM   #19
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Thank you for all of you guy's advices
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Old 03-10-09, 09:14 PM   #20
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Kerschner Cycles!
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triple triangle...broakland.

out of your budget though.
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Old 03-11-09, 08:03 AM   #22
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