I'm finally upgrading from my mid 80's Motobecane and I'm looking to buy a track frame. I plan on throwing all the components from my Motobecane (white b43s, white selle italia turbo saddle, risers w/ white ourys, black all city crankset, etc.) onto whatever frame I get. My budget is around $300...any ideas? I also need it to be available in the 60-64cm range.
What are you looking for in the frame? (material, geo, bottle cage bosses, etc.)
Simplicity. I've only ridden steel frames, but I definitely wouldn't mind something a little lighter. Also looking for something that comes with a straight fork. I don't know nearly enough about frame geo to have any sort of preference in that area.
That Masi is hella sick but it wouldn't look good with the obnoxious wheels I have. I really like the Leader and the Pake...but with both of them I'd need to buy a fork. The Kilo is nice but I really want a straight blade fork, so I'd have to buy one anyway I guess. The Mark V Pro isn't bad, but I'm looking for a black frame.
I don't feel like the pake is any upgrade over a kilo really yet it's more expensive. And the Masi is heavier than a 80's road frame, things are highly unimpressive. Kilo probably isn't a great option for somebody who has only ridden slack road geometry.
I would recommend the iro. Good frame and company.
Weight isn't a huge issue, although I'd really like to get a lighter frame. I guess really the most important question is what frame is the highest quality for the money? The Pake and Kilo seem to be around the same level, is the Mark V better than the two? How does the Leader 725 and 722TS stack up? My only concern is that the 725 only goes up to 58cm, which might be too small considering I'm around 6'1.