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Old 04-06-06, 09:43 PM   #1
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An inexpensive alloy track frame

Time and time again, I see people asking what kind of inexpensive track frame they should purchase. I'm pretty impressed with this one I found on probikekit.com. They're a europe based wholesaler that often compete with component prices in the US due to import taxes. (no import taxes if they ship to you, versus an importer). Well anyway

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=J1036
The company is called "prorace" and while they sound a bit cheasy and I've never heard of them, the craftsmenship looks nice from what I can tell. Maybe someone knows more about them
it weighs 3lbs, but includes a 700 gram alloy fork (carbon will get you down to 300-500 grams)
it's $370 shipped and includes a headset, seatpost, and fork.

Now that I've created this entire thread, I think you can buy a bianchi pista concept for about $420 frame + fork but that was a random quote from a random bikeshop.
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Old 04-06-06, 09:46 PM   #2
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here's that frame built for $1000
16lbs in small
http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=J1057
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Old 04-07-06, 12:34 PM   #3
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That's the same frame (without compact geometry) as this, which is made in the same factory as this.

I would actually take the one you posted over those other two for the following reasons: price, compact geometry (stiffer, lighter), comes with HS installed, slightly shorter chainstays (385mm vs 404mm), and it looks less ugly. Thanks for the tip!
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