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Old 05-08-10, 10:19 PM   #1
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CSK Track Frame

First post... be gentle.

I currently ride a fixed gear that I have had for a few year that was converted from an old garage sale frame (late 70's something)... Velocity deep v wheels.

I found a CSK pro track frame with the following.

-carbon fiber track fork
-chris king headset
-sugino grand mighty track cranks
-cinelli track stem
-mavic ellipse track wheelset

Not sure if I will be using all of these parts, as I do most (not all) of my riding on the road rather than the track, however $800 seems to good a deal to pass up.

What do you guys think?
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Old 05-08-10, 10:23 PM   #2
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WOW....what a deal.
The Chris King + Grand Mighty + Mavic is almost a grand...
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Old 05-08-10, 10:36 PM   #3
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+ carbon seatpost and tires
i saw this one too.
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Old 05-08-10, 10:38 PM   #4
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If you buy it, I hope you'll have a chance to take it to a velodrome, its natural habitat.
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Old 05-08-10, 10:42 PM   #5
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Not to mention it's also got Cinelli Pista bars (not sure if they're aluminum or chromoly) but those can go for anything between $100-200. I picked mine up for cheap and love them.

Here's the CL ad: http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/1730237460.html
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Picked the bike up today, and man is it light!! I very much dislike the paint job on the frame (and most csk frames for that matter) but aside from the pedals everything on here is top notch and in great condition.
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Picked the bike up today, and man is it light!! I very much dislike the paint job on the frame (and most csk frames for that matter) but aside from the pedals everything on here is top notch and in great condition.
I agree...ugly paint job.
But hey, you got a helluva deal...
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Old 05-10-10, 04:28 PM   #8
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i'd sell the frame and keep the components
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Old 05-10-10, 05:26 PM   #9
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If I could find a deal on a 2007/2008 Bianchi concept I would for sure. I am not even sure what this frame is worth... hard to find much info on these guys.
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the paint job is gorss, but all csk are. you should talk to some of the dudes at carytown bikes, they ride some csks, and powdercoated at least one. the frames themselves are solid, see how much they'd charge for a powdercoat.
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also, i can't see the tubing decal, but the nicer csk track frames were made from really nice triple butted 7003 deda tubing. you wouldn't gain anything from moving to a pista concept.

this is a csk carytown had powdercoated


and one of the co-owners


"There are a few of them floating around. Three guys who race in town still have one. A couple white ones are out there too that I sold a few years back. The dude pictured above with CSK imported them for a few years and I was lucky enough to get a custom painted one for pretty cheap. Hands down the best aluminum track frame I have ever tried. The one behind my RTS is the one I raced in the past. I have this crazy blue one with air brushed lightening bolts all over it that I picked up when the importer was getting out of selling them."
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Yeah, I was thinking about that. Powder coating turns out to be much more affordable than I had originally though. I will run over the Carytown and talk to some of the guys over there. Thanks everyone. Perhaps I will post pics when this thing is all finished up.
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Powdercoating shouldn't run you more than $100 or so. I know some places will actually strip the frame for you as well, but it's probably best you do it yourself. Could turn out really nice! Keep us posted.

Also your frame looks similar to the second pic that fatallightning posted... it seems to say "summer [something]" in Chinese on the downtube. :S
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Old 05-11-10, 04:48 PM   #14
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I think you got a great deal. When I bought my CSK, I paid $300 for the frame and spent another $400 or so on parts (Kazane crank, Miche hubs, Araya rims). It's a really nice race bike. Be sure to take it out to Southside Speedway!
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Sorry for the bad picture. My friend has my camera so this is just from my webcam.
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