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    track frame vs commuter frame

    what's the difference

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    the geometry on a track bike will be "steeper" it will have you more hunched over in a more agressive position. Commuter geometry will be more upright.
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    a track bike will also eliminate "unnecessary" items such as cable stops, water bottle bosses (in most cases), and rack/fender mounts, while a commuter will retain all of these...

    not to mention a commuter frames most times will support wider tires (for snow and dirt) more so than a track frame

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    Huh? How does the frame make the rider more "hunched over" in this case? Steeper generally has to do with headtube and seat tube angles-- which affect how far over or behind the bb you are, and how it handles (steering). You could still ride it quite upright if you wanted to. Also, the bb will be a bit higher on a proper track bike.

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    yeah I guess if you put some risers on a track bike you could still ride it upright...but what kind of an idiot would do that??
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    Quote Originally Posted by filtersweep View Post
    Huh? How does the frame make the rider more "hunched over" in this case? Steeper generally has to do with headtube and seat tube angles-- which affect how far over or behind the bb you are, and how it handles (steering). You could still ride it quite upright if you wanted to. Also, the bb will be a bit higher on a proper track bike.
    Longer toptube for a given seattube length is one part of it

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    i ride a fixed commuter frame for fun. i guess what im asking is how would it benefit me to have a track frame rather than a commuter frame

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    My bike has messenger geometry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by othites11 View Post
    i ride a fixed commuter frame for fun. i guess what im asking is how would it benefit me to have a track frame rather than a commuter frame
    I think the biggest difference would be in handling and responsiveness. A track frame would most likely feel more responsive when accelerating (shorter chainstay length). The handling would feel more "twitchy" in a track frame (less fork rake).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion Rides View Post
    My bike has messenger geometry.
    what the hell does that even mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by psirue View Post
    what the hell does that even mean?
    IDK but I want one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by psirue View Post
    what the hell does that even mean?
    I do believe, sir, that he was making a pun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psirue View Post
    what the hell does that even mean?
    No one knows what it means, but it's provocative...

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    Quote Originally Posted by othites11 View Post
    i ride a fixed commuter frame for fun. i guess what im asking is how would it benefit me to have a track frame rather than a commuter frame
    Very little benefit outside of track riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion Rides View Post
    No one knows what it means, but it's provocative...
    We're gonna skate to one song, and one song only. Lady Hump by the Black Eyed Peas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by othites11 View Post
    what's the difference

    The differance is this, if your going to ride on the street convert a road frame, if your going to ride track, get a track frame, dont believe me? switch it around, when you feel super uncomfortable riding either or you can go ahead and try it the right way.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by seedubs1 View Post
    We're gonna skate to one song, and one song only. Lady Hump by the Black Eyed Peas.
    "what you going to do with all that junk?"

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