Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    13
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    track bike geometry question

    If i was going to get a custom track bike frame made what kind of axle would be used? Thanks.

  2. #2
    spinlikehell mickster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    140
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The axle is part of the wheel, not the frame - maybe you mean what sort of dropout spacing should the frame have? If so, modern track frames have 100mm front spacing and 120mm rear. This matches the axle lengths on most 'real' track hubs (eg DA, Campy Pista, Suzue ProMax, Suntour etc).
    There is now also a good selection of hubs with wider spacings (eg 130mm, 135mm) which can be used on non-track specific frames (eg road bikes, mtbs) - these hubs are generally designed to be used on the road and so often come with better seals than track-specific hubs.

    If you're having a frame custom made speak to your builder - (s)he should be able to advise you about all this. Who are you thinking of using?

    mickster

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    7,819
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think u better paid a lot of money for a good cycling book instead of spending that money in a custom made bike... (yes i know I have to get english classes )


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •