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Old 06-15-11, 02:53 PM   #226
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There is a custom painted white one that some Japanese guy (I think) made with a white disc and some sort of Hello Kitty type animated character. I can't find it though.
Found it.

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Old 06-15-11, 02:57 PM   #227
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We seriously need a Dear Abby section of this forum.
I'm totally going to start a 'Dear Carleton' thread.

edit: and make it a sticky.
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Found it.

I can't believe you found it with my obviously dead-wrong description! You, sir, deserve a high-five!

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Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
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I'm totally going to start a 'Dear Carleton' thread.
Every response will begin with either:

"If you wanted your damn ball why did you let it fly over the fence into my yard. I'm adding to to my collection."

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"Get off my god-dammed lawn you lazy good for nothing hippies. Go play your goddammmed X-Station or whatever it is you do."
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Old 06-15-11, 03:38 PM   #230
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Really "messed up" looking chainstay, guess I got lucky then.
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Old 06-15-11, 03:44 PM   #231
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Looks like your bike could clear some Omniums with the second dimple.
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Old 06-15-11, 06:33 PM   #232
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it looks like every single other one posted.
Congratz on another one, cc. Did you get a good deal? It's one of the ones I'm looking at.
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Old 06-15-11, 06:43 PM   #233
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I would like to report that a 52cm FTP w/ uncut seat mast and seat clamp weigh 5 lbs 1/8 oz.

I'm a little less than enthused at that number. I was expecting it to be a lower than that...
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Old 06-15-11, 06:50 PM   #234
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I would like to report that a 52cm FTP w/ uncut seat mast and seat clamp weigh 5 lbs 1/8 oz.

I'm a little less than enthused at that number. I was expecting it to be a lower than that...
Flip side is UCI track build weight limits won't be a problem in these builds....
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Old 06-15-11, 06:54 PM   #235
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My Reynolds 853 frame + Thomson post weigh less than that. I don't think cutting the seat mast to the right height will drop off 0.5 lbs.

I'm not really a weight weenie (that's a slippery slope), but I was definitely expecting an aluminum frame to be lighter than my steel frame.

And, for the record, I don't think the FTP is a very attractive frame in pictures, but it looks pretty great in real life. I thought that about the previous version of the FTP as well. Heck, I even thought that about Omnium cranks 'til I saw them in real life.

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it'll be a good deal when i sell my visp

it does look ****ing amazing when you see it with your eyes.

that sakura sailor moon frame is AWESOME. "looool"

i was thinking of coloring the red pink, but that's because i'm planning on repping team soft like kitten
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Old 06-15-11, 09:27 PM   #237
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I would like to report that a 52cm FTP w/ uncut seat mast and seat clamp weigh 5 lbs 1/8 oz.
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Old 06-15-11, 09:29 PM   #238
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Seriously??? That sucks.
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it is heavy. that's for sure. but most of it is the dropouts, which are just ****ing ridiculous. and it's stiff.


not that i've ridden mine yet, but i'm confident it will be the stiffest bike i've ever ridden including my cannondale caad4.

ALSO: i just bought an SLR and some LOOKalike wellgoknock KeOff pedals.

this will be my fourth fixed gear in a little more than four years
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The FTP was designed and built as a velodrome racer only, and there are a few things that are much more important on the track than weight. After stiffness and durability are covered, weight is probably important. But ask any track racer and they will take a boat anchor with zero flex over a light weight but flexable ride. Since there are no hills to climb on the track weight isnt a huge concern.
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+1

The track is a big battery.
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Cc700 is your's crimped?
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oh so crimped. plus weird emblemy sticker thing that says "fuji etc: energy transfer chainstay" lol

and like i said, flex; this frame has none.

the flexxing is done by Deez Nutz.
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I just realized something; the fuji track pro's integrated seatpost will not let me use it with my trico iron case for travel.... that integrated seatpost as awesome as it looks and stiffness, really blows as far as practicality goes....
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since when were track bikes practical?
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since when were track bikes practical?
Since 2007. Get with it charlie.

Nah I was just trying to preplan ahead as I want to eventually get my FTP built up and brought down south to san diego; the velodrome down here is my new home as opposed to hellyer park back in the bay.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/vectorb...7626783634001/

found a few more of the chainstays where it's crimped at the J

Does anyone have one that isn't crimped?
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What is this? Some super new revision where the chainstay is flared?

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I just realized something; the fuji track pro's integrated seatpost will not let me use it with my trico iron case for travel.... that integrated seatpost as awesome as it looks and stiffness, really blows as far as practicality goes....
Yeah, I had to get a custom travel case made for my Tiemeyer for the same reason.

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whoa. i'm glad i have the ETC chainstays after seeing that one.
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