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    Pursuit Questions

    <insert anecdote justifying the questions and proving I'm worthy of help>

    I have some questions!

    1. Geometry! What sort of geometry do most pursuit bikes adopt? I would think they'd be steep like TT road bikes but I've also read that they are more "relaxed" than regular track bikes. Steep angles make sense to me, to have your back more horizontal.

    2. Components! Where do you get pursuit specific tri-bars? Road bikes are fine and all, but...I'm crazy. I'm guessing everything else besides the frame (and wheels maybe) is pretty much the same as standard track bikes.

    3. Uh...I guess that's it for now. How anticlimactic.

    Thanks!

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    1. Same geometry as road TT. Many times, it's the exact same frame.

    2. Tri-bars? You mean aerobars? Check Businesscycles.com for starters.

    3.What are you trying to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    1. Same geometry as road TT. Many times, it's the exact same frame.

    2. Tri-bars? You mean aerobars? Check Businesscycles.com for starters.

    3.What are you trying to do?
    Thanks for answering questions!

    I want to start into track doing TT's/Pursuit. I think I have the mentality to pace myself and the discipline to stick to it when riding solo.

    Another question...

    Before you ask, I really have searched Google, FGF and other sources for this info and it's hard to find any thing, and what I do find are only snippets.

    4. Is there anything else about pursuit frames that differs it from standard track bikes? Lower BB for stability while in the aerobars perhaps?

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    4. Steeper seattube angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    4. Steeper seattube angle.

    ????? dont get it...

    I must add as #5 Get a pair of Campagnolo legs... persuit is harder than 1KM TT hehehe,,, 4 kms of pure pain!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briareos
    Thanks for answering questions!

    I want to start into track doing TT's/Pursuit. I think I have the mentality to pace myself and the discipline to stick to it when riding solo.

    Another question...

    Before you ask, I really have searched Google, FGF and other sources for this info and it's hard to find any thing, and what I do find are only snippets.

    4. Is there anything else about pursuit frames that differs it from standard track bikes? Lower BB for stability while in the aerobars perhaps?

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    As somebody said before the bike is tenchically a road bike... so the bb is lower... the center of mass is lower also... blah blah blah, cochise rodriguez (look at the web who was him) used to use a regular 75 degrees track bike, the same he used for points racing. So If u r good enough you will win or u'll be able to be between the upper 5 places using a regular track bike... using normal stuff. After all you dont know yet what it is run a persuit in a track, so probably you will step back after knowing what it is hehehe... I was a Km TT guy and I ran Persuit a few times in my career as a track racer and the truth is that persuit isnt funny at all after the second Kilometer

    Oh well have fun get a bike and win races as old racers use to do... I bet you can do it with out spending a lot of money, the trick is training, not the bike!!!!....

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970
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    As somebody said before the bike is tenchically a road bike... so the bb is lower... the center of mass is lower also... blah blah blah, cochise rodriguez (look at the web who was him) used to use a regular 75 degrees track bike, the same he used for points racing. So If u r good enough you will win or u'll be able to be between the upper 5 places using a regular track bike... using normal stuff. After all you dont know yet what it is run a persuit in a track, so probably you will step back after knowing what it is hehehe... I was a Km TT guy and I ran Persuit a few times in my career as a track racer and the truth is that persuit isnt funny at all after the second Kilometer

    Oh well have fun get a bike and win races as old racers use to do... I bet you can do it with out spending a lot of money, the trick is training, not the bike!!!!....

    Good luck
    I guess I should just stop freakin' out (it's what I do) and get a frame that can do both mass-start and endurance type races. The Van Dessel seems to do that, from what I've read.

    I found that Blue makes this: http://www.rideblue.com/tr250.html. The seat angle is adjustable apparently, which means one might be able to use it for almost all track events. Looks pretty sweet, even has a wheel cutout. I e-mailed them about price since I couldn't find a single one via internet, but they have yet to get back to me.

    But, in all honesty, I'm capable of anything if there are single/pretty women in the crowd.
    Last edited by Briareos; 02-04-07 at 11:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970

    I... persuit is harder than 1KM TT hehehe,,,
    Nothing is harder than a solid kilo! physicly, mentaly, training and recovery.

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    Well if you do kilo... u figure it out for a kilo but when a kilo guy try to do persuit is xxxxxxxx... i think u got the idea ... kilo is fun, Persuit isnt fun at all... 4 kms of pure freaking pain hehe...


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    I wouldnt say my pursuit time is anything good but its more boring than anything at least by 3.5 laps into a kilo im going blind

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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeRacer
    I wouldnt say my pursuit time is anything good but its more boring than anything at least by 3.5 laps into a kilo im going blind
    Thats what I meant dude hehehehe.... around the 2 km avoiding the pads from the lower bank right ?

    Funny I know what r u talking about


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