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Old 07-04-05, 07:29 PM   #1
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IRO Mark V as a track bike

I have an IRO Mark V and would like to try riding at a velorome. Would it work? BB seems high, would I have trouble with my 175 cranks? Thanks.

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Size S/T c-c T/T Actual H/T Angle S/T Angle H/T Length Wheel Base B/B Drop C/S Length Stand Over
53 49 54 72.0 73.5 10 95.7 5 39.1 30.5"
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Old 07-04-05, 11:27 PM   #2
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BB drop is 5cm? I couldn't find the BB drop earlier when I was looking at the website.

It would be interesting to hear what others have to say about a 5cm drop and 175s.

Seat tube angle is what I would consider agressive road. I think full track geometry in my size is 75 degree seat tube angle
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Old 07-16-05, 08:57 PM   #3
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I almost bought one to build as a road fixie, but it has a pretty tight geometry that would look pretty good on the 'drome. High bottom brackets are important on tracks. Depending on the angles of the track, most tracks recommend 165mm crankarms, I think some even require it.
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Not sure what pedals are required on Velodromes, but that can help with clearance as well.
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Old 07-19-05, 01:15 PM   #5
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I use eggbeaters which have very good clearance for most riding. Old XT flats for riding with regular shoes although I just picked up some clipless compatable sandles. 2 more weeks and I'll be moved and can check it out.
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