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    Motobecane Track Team - thanks for the ideas



    For months I have had forum members suggest a Pro Level Track bike
    And at last I have the sample
    Pictures below: {production will of course have chain and chain ring - but Shimano delivery on DuraAce level track stuff is slow!**

    We are shotting for September delivery
    But Shimano delivery on DA track stuff is Slow!

    I want customers to get this at a good price; so we will start a pre-book at a price of $795
    Plus frameset only option at $350 [remember prices include shipping in 48 states and no tax except in Texas]. I want the prebook price to be low, as I know waiting is hard AND Shimano delivery on DA track stuff is Slow!

    I think this bike is 14 to 15 lbs
    but I will know after I mount the chain ring and chain - once I get them as ......



















    By the way
    comes in 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
    WHITE or TEAM ORANGE

    And I expect the bike is much faster than Shimano DA Track Stuff Delivery
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    no shipping to Canada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachedfixies View Post
    no shipping to Canada?
    PM me if you want to give it a try
    my main concern is your customs guys
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    Looks nice.

    I think I would put a silver stem and seatpost on it, thoug. The crankset is the only silver thing on there, and it looks hung out to dry.

    But hell of a deal for a sweet track bike. Nice job BD.

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    Thats what I'm talkin' about, right there!

    The fork is drilled for a front brake, no?

    Can you provide a detailed geometry chart?

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    Nice, really really nice. DA Cranks + Deda Pista bars, frame looks like the old track pro (or current track comp).

    I'd give this a shot over the track comp for the cranks alone.

    Are the decals over or under the clear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Thats what I'm talkin' about, right there!

    The fork is drilled for a front brake, no?

    Can you provide a detailed geometry chart?
    No drilled fork
    but rear brake bridge has it


    I can get geo, of course
    and I hope to post that soon
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    i approve of this frame.
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    hope it's not just *******ized for bar spinzzz like the pista concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect_com View Post
    No drilled fork
    but rear brake bridge has it

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    im going to venture that the geometry is not going to be a million miles away from this.

    http://www.fujibikes.com/Specialty/Track/TrackPro.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Thats what I'm talkin' about, right there!

    The fork is drilled for a front brake, no?

    Can you provide a detailed geometry chart?

    Good point
    it is a race bike for Track
    but a hole would not hurt
    I'll ask factory if they can do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect_com View Post
    Good point
    it is a race bike for Track
    but a hole would not hurt
    I'll ask factory if they can do it
    YES..YES...YES. Otherwise you are going to cut your number of potential buyers at least in half. A small hole isn't going to matter on the track, but most people simply aren't going to be riding this exclusively on the track. Some people ride brakeless on the road, but most don't. I spend most of my riding time on the road, with fast moving traffic, pedaling 81 gear inches above 20mph, with my hands in the drops. Brakeless is not an option for me, nor is it an option for a lot of other people. No option for a front brake kills the deal for me. I don't think there are any other carbon track forks out there that have a front brake option...that would make this frameset unique.
    Last edited by mihlbach; 07-14-09 at 02:49 PM.

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    is Shimano delivery on DA track stuff fast?


    should be interesting to see how this turns out

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    The fork on the second image looks like it's one of those "drilled, but plugged & painted over" deals. Don't know that is going to be the same fork that it's shipped with, but if it is, it doesn't look like it should be much of a problem.

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    oh snaaap

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    i approve

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesdirect_com View Post
    Good point
    it is a race bike for Track
    but a hole would not hurt
    I'll ask factory if they can do it
    Don't do it!!!!

    Stick with your gut. This is a track bike for the track. Keep it as such. If you go down this road you might as well start added places for water bottles and fender mounts. You have enough bikes to cover people wanting brakes already. This should be a pure track bike. Please don't compromise.

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    Keep the fork undrilled. Maybe offer a different, drilled fork as an option. As stated, you offer many bikes with drilled forks already.

    What's the word on decals? Over clearcoat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhaber View Post
    Don't do it!!!!

    Stick with your gut. This is a track bike for the track. Keep it as such. If you go down this road you might as well start added places for water bottles and fender mounts. You have enough bikes to cover people wanting brakes already. This should be a pure track bike. Please don't compromise.
    I think the slippery slope is not needed here, and you should be much more upset about a rear brake mount than a drillable fork.

    This is a different age, and 90% of these bikes will never see the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhaber View Post
    Don't do it!!!!

    Stick with your gut. This is a track bike for the track. Keep it as such. If you go down this road you might as well start added places for water bottles and fender mounts. You have enough bikes to cover people wanting brakes already. This should be a pure track bike. Please don't compromise.
    Jesus Christ...it's a frickin hole. Put a piece of electric tape over it then. No one would ever know.

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    that took my breath away. certainly a track worthy bike. it's a fuji track comp with motobecane price and decals.

    bikesdirect is awesome as always!

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    Yes please, the non-drilling of the front fork is a deal-breaker for me. Must have front brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelsch42 View Post
    Yes please, the non-drilling of the front fork is a deal-breaker for me. Must have front brake.
    Yeah god help it if you had to use a drill or have a shop do it for you.
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    Definitely put a drilled hole in the front fork, so people have the option of running a front brake. The '09 Fuji Track Comp has a hole too. You'll sell at least twice as many bikes and/or framesets because of that "small" detail.

    What size steer tube and seatpost?
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