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    Best Midrange Track frame?

    My Steamroller was stolen but this is now an opportunity (insurance covered most of it) to build something nicer.
    • track or close to track geometry (some velodrome (in NH) but will be my city bike)
    • $750 for frame(can go a little more, but less is better)
    • Steel
    • high bb (i pedal struck several time on the steamroller with 165s)


    I currently have a Mavic Ellipse wheelset.

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    You insured a steamroller? Did you just throw that into home insurance or something? I'm not saying it's dumb, Im just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godugr8 View Post
    You insured a steamroller? Did you just throw that into home insurance or something? I'm not saying it's dumb, Im just curious.
    At least he got it insured and can get a new bike for pretty much free.

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    Used njs or Bob Jackson (and pay more), bare knuckle, new langster

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    Bob Jackson or Soma Rush. Rush is a nice frame and it's relatively cheap. Put a CF (wound up) fork on it and it will be really smooth, too.
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    tk2... the new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godugr8 View Post
    You insured a steamroller? Did you just throw that into home insurance or something? I'm not saying it's dumb, Im just curious.
    Yeah, home owners insurance covered it, minus the deductible.

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    Alien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    tk2... the new one.
    he wanted steel
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    he wanted steel
    Yeah, the roads in boston suck. I have a alu Felt road frame and I really feel the bumps.

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    Also, I'm not down w/ Alien b/c it is just basic 4130. I am all about nice tubing. I can really tell a difference. I suggest getting something w/ 631/853 or Tange Prestige or some other good steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    Also, I'm not down w/ Alien b/c it is just basic 4130. I am all about nice tubing. I can really tell a difference. I suggest getting something w/ 631/853 or Tange Prestige or some other good steel.
    one jamis and youve gone tubing snob!

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    Masi sprint, Jamis sputnik, or Soma Rush. Thats what I would be looking at anyway.

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    I was pumped about the Sputnik, but i have heard it has a low BB.

    so what i have seen locally (boston) is:
    <700
    a) soma rush
    b) traitor

    <800
    c) bare knuckle
    d) Torelli

    >800
    e) De Bernardi Thron
    f) Geekhouse

    thoughts?

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    Well if I had my choice of those and the money to get one, I'd go for a geekhouse.

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    Definitely the geekhouse if it's in your budget
    Don't upgrade, ride up grades.
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    Bob Jackson.

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    bareknuckle, but thats just because i want one

    which torelli? the Corsa Pista is purrty
    A finite state machine.

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    +11 on Bob Jackson.

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    cinelli
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoCash27 View Post
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    yeah, cause the Supercorsa Pista frameset is totally within his price range. doesn't deviate at all.

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    Geekhouse is in the $800 range?

    At that pricepoint, maybe go with the Rush? No frills, but very lightweight and fun to ride. I don't know. I just feel like the difference between $300 to $800 isn't as much as the difference between $800 and $1300. Of course, you wanted steel, so that kind of makes that a moot point since more expensive track frames are generally not steel unless they are custom/handmade or involve some level of frame-making artistry.

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    used njs, ride the f-out of it and have money to spare.

    i'd pick up a dented one for discount. (most of the dents are from bars, and a lot of the time you'll wrap that spot anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by creejoh View Post
    +11 on Bob Jackson.
    There is a 7-8 week lead time for these...can't do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by devilshaircut View Post
    Geekhouse is in the $800 range?
    No the Geekhouse in not in that range, but they are a local company that is pushing a lot for boston bike safety and ride-ability, so just keeping the idea there.

    Quote Originally Posted by helloamerican View Post
    used njs, ride the f-out of it and have money to spare.i'd pick up a dented one for discount. (most of the dents are from bars, and a lot of the time you'll wrap that spot anyway)
    Where the heck do i get used njs frames for under $1k? and in my size? I would love this, but just unclear if this is really possible.

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    Jamis sputnik or bareknuckle
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