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    Help me find a track frame

    Hi all,

    I want to buy a track frame that takes a 1" headset. I want something cheap, chromoly, available as a frame and preferably new.

    So far all I've come up with is the Soma Rush. The Rush looks great, but I'd prefer something even cheaper if possible. (I was originally going to go with a Rum Runner before I decided to look for something with a 1" headset).

    Any other options out there?

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    Why 1" ? Is this cheap enough?

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    Probably wants a quil stem, I prefer the look also
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
    Why 1" ? Is this cheap enough?
    Thanks, yeah that's plenty cheap.

    As James guessed, the 1" is just for the classic look of a quill stem.

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    There is a lugged version of the kilo tt frame at bike island as well.

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    Problem with the Kilo frame is he would have to get the fork threaded or get a threaded fork to replace it to run a quill. I have emailed bike island to see if they would sell me just the frame without the fork and they never got back to me.

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    This one is threaded, though he may or may not care for the double top tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear Before View Post
    Problem with the Kilo frame is he would have to get the fork threaded or get a threaded fork to replace it to run a quill. I have emailed bike island to see if they would sell me just the frame without the fork and they never got back to me.
    Yeah I probably wouldn't get one of these bike island frames unless I could order it without the fork. I really just want something that I can beat up and not worry about so the cheaper the better. I'll look around for Mercier track frames without forks. Otherwise I'll widen the search to used, or buck up the extra $100 for a Rush.

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    this one seems on sale. 199bucks incl. fork.
    (can't speak for quality, although i see them pretty often on nyc streets)

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    never mind. 62cm size only. sorry

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    quill stems suuuuuuuuccccccckkckkckkkkkkckkkkkk

    Just a horrible way to resist torsion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    quill stems suuuuuuuuccccccckkckkckkkkkkckkkkkk

    Just a horrible way to resist torsion.
    The old timers seem to disagree with you: How much space to head tube length do you add for length of threaded fork?
    How much torsion are you putting on the stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    quill stems suuuuuuuuccccccckkckkckkkkkkckkkkkk

    Just a horrible way to resist torsion.
    Stems don't need to resist torsion along the steering axis, because it's negligible, so quill stems work just as well as threadless stems in carrying loads. Also, quill stems have the advantage that they are not needed to secure the fork or adjust the headset, and changing out a bar and stem assembly on the track is much easier with a threaded setup.
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    If anything it seems to me that relying on the stem to hold the fork on tight is the place where you would expect to see failures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones_mcbones View Post
    quill stems suuuuuuuuccccccckkckkckkkkkkckkkkkk

    Just a horrible way to resist torsion.
    I suggest you get your information from somewhere other than internet roadie forums.
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