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    can we get a list going...

    of aluminum frames with horizontal rear drop outs? current production. aluminum only.

    i want to upgrade this spring and i want to know whats out there. i know a few, and there are plenty of threads on this, but i want an alu specific thread.

    help!!

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    horizontal dropouts, or rear facing 'track' dropouts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
    horizontal dropouts, or rear facing 'track' dropouts?
    If you wanna get technical they are called track ends, not 'rear facing track dropouts.'

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    This is the SS/FG forum. Why would he ask for non-track horizontal dropouts? Context clues...

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    Upgrade from what?

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    Why Aluminum?
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    The only aluminum bikes I can think of with non-track horizontal (road) dropouts are the Raleigh techniums and early C-dale crits. Neither are current designs.

    Don't ask why aluminum. You may as well ask why fixed? why geared? why carbon? why SRAM? Why anodized? etc etc. Every time somebody asks about Alu frames or Loose hubs or external BBs (basically anything that doesn't fit a narrowly defined canon of unassailable fixed gear parts choices) some genius just HAS ask why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TL179 View Post
    The only aluminum bikes I can think of with non-track horizontal (road) dropouts are the Raleigh techniums and early C-dale crits. Neither are current designs.

    Don't ask why aluminum. You may as well ask why fixed? why geared? why carbon? why SRAM? Why anodized? etc etc. Every time somebody asks about Alu frames or Loose hubs or external BBs (basically anything that doesn't fit a narrowly defined canon of unassailable fixed gear parts choices) some genius just HAS ask why?
    thank you. i've done plenty of thinking about it, and aluminum it is for the next bike. as for drop outs: as long as i can tension a chain with the rear wheel it will work. track ends, horizontal drop outs, whatever.

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    Off the top of my head: Leader, Fuji Track, Motobecane Track Pro, Bianchi Super Pista, Felt Gridloc, Look, Dolan Precursa, Affinity Kissena, Felt TK2(?) and Dawes SST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff087 View Post
    This is the SS/FG forum. Why would he ask for non-track horizontal dropouts? Context clues...
    Because this is the SS/FG forum and NOT the Track forum, and he might be interested in a road bike conversion, because they generally have a more relaxed geometry. Context clues...



    Seriously though OP, there are 2-3 track aluminum models that just about ever bike brand rehashes if you're looking for something new. It's just a question of which one you like the look of.

    If you're looking for an older aluminum road bike to convert, there are Cannondales, a variety of frames made with Easton Scandium tubing, and the old Raleigh Techniums, among others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigvegan View Post
    Because this is the SS/FG forum and NOT the Track forum, and he might be interested in a road bike conversion, because they generally have a more relaxed geometry. Context clues...
    No..

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    the wabi aluminum bike is supposed to be nice. i think Brian is the guy who has one and he speaks very highly of it

    http://www.wabicycles.com/lightning_...ec_orng10.html

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    I thought he had the Classic

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    Aluminium Specialized Langsters, Cannondale Capo, Trek T1, District, Soho, All of the Felt Track/"Fixie" except the Brougham, Fuji Team Track, Motobecane Team Track, Leader Bikes (All the aluminium ones.. quite a few), there are so many that I am going to stop listing them.

    Stop being lazy, do your own research.

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    does anyone make an american made aluminum track frame at a decent price (i would be open to steel if us made)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    does anyone make an american made aluminum track frame at a decent price (i would be open to steel if us made)
    cannondale

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    Quote Originally Posted by shubonker View Post
    cannondale
    i thought the capo was made overseas

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    i thought the capo was made overseas
    CAAD5 Frame is made in USA i believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by shubonker View Post
    CAAD5 Frame is made in USA i believe
    gah, i already want a 2010 in silver... if they sold them as a frame i probably would have bought one by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leed View Post
    Aluminium Specialized Langsters, Cannondale Capo, Trek T1, District, Soho, All of the Felt Track/"Fixie" except the Brougham, Fuji Team Track, Motobecane Team Track, Leader Bikes (All the aluminium ones.. quite a few), there are so many that I am going to stop listing them.

    Stop being lazy, do your own research.
    this IS research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    this IS research.
    Well you don't seem to be doing much work in finding your results. Seriously. Think of bike brand, anyone, go to their website, chances are, if they make road bikes (even if not), they'll make a singlespeed/Track Bike. Beyond that, it's a pretty fair chance that it's going to be made of Aluminium if Track/SS is not their main theme.

    This is not research. This is you (being lazy and) asking us what frames are out there, when you could look this information up very easily. I don't mean to come off as a pretentious ******, but come on now. Do some research yourself, actually look this stuff up, and you'll probably find extremely underrated frames that no one talks about.

    EDIT:

    Perhaps this is me just being a prick, and I apologize for that.

    If you haven't thought of it, Gary Fischer also makes a Aluminium Fixed.
    Last edited by leed; 02-12-10 at 06:26 AM.

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    i appreciate the edit.

    i'm really not trying to be lazy, believe me i've been cruising all of the common manufacturers websites browsing the selection, i was just hoping someone would chime in with something i hadnt thought of, like the fischer.

    plus, i dont know where you live, but there's 2 feet of snow on the ground here, i was just hoping to get some discussion going...

    cheers

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    Leader? ... Affordable. So you can spurge on your wheelsets.

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