Although Thomsons are mechanically superior.
My first track bike. I plan to continue my regular weekend visits to the Forest City Velodrome in Ontario, but now on a ride of my own and not a rental. Would like to eventually get into some racing.
I went a little "tarck" with the rims in my wheel build, but I always enjoy the visual aspect of piecing the bike together so I went with some matching rims. If I really get into it I'll consider looking at a set of tubulars.
Leader hand made lugged track frame
Primarily Reynolds 853 with 631 in the seat stays, stainless polished head tube lugs
Chris King 1" Nothreadset
Thomson Elite X2 stem (90mm)
Thomson Elite seatpost
Selle Italia SLR XP saddle
Deda Velocita chromoly track drop bars
Miche Primato Pista crankset (48t)
Taya 1/8" chain
Shimano PD-A520 pedals
White Industries Track hubset (32 hole)
White Industries 15t splined cog
Velocity Fusion rims (32h, non-machined)
DT Swiss Revolution spokes (2.0/1.5/2.0)
Vittoria Corsa EVO CX tires
Was skeptical of getting a Leader at first, but I was really impressed with the quality and finishing work on the frame. I also really like the set screws feature to set the chain tension on the drop outs. Can't wait to ride it this weekend at the Velodrome!
Wow! That's a Leader!? Nice rig, ride it hard.
The sizing on those frames makes no sense at all though... super long TT's per any given ST.
Yeah the TT sizing is a bit odd compared to the norm, but traditionally sized bikes have always fit me a little weird anyways, so this worked out in my favor. If I had the money ideally I'd go custom, but I don't!
I'm excited to finally ride it this weekend.
It looks like a Raleigh, but it's not. The previous owner won some events in the Pan American games riding it. It was built in 1982 by a very prominent builder. Any guess what it is?
Tom Kellogg designed Spectrum. The handling and ride quality is amazing
I got both wheelsets (Cane Creek V-33 and AC 420) for less than the price of one through some good deals. Also Totalcycling.com has a great deal on the campy cranks because of the exchange rate
wow that looks serious! I bet it's light even with those rims huh?
Damn that's pretty. My size too. I want!
Hi all, this is my old Dolan not sure which model it is. i need some decent wheels now and maybe a paint job!!!
Also my even older Faggin track bike - also needs a paint job and new decals etc,etc.
Not sure if this has been posted here or not. I've quit the message board business lately(frickin' tarck) but since racing season is upon us I figured I'll hang out in here sometimes.
Normal ass '05 Concept. Needs new tires. It came with Maxxis Detonators and by golly do they suck. I'm thinkin' Vredstein Fortezzas.
Just got my '09 FTP. Pretty much stock, just saddle and grip swap so far. After Wed night racing I'm thinking a +1cm stem might be in order, but otherwise this bike handles great. Very responsive.
Concept's lookin great Kyle. Post it over in the Concept superthread on SSFG...
My baby. Runs beautifully.
Carleton, I recognize that bike (and you). I think I saw you last night at the Dick Lane Velodrome?
If so, weird coincidence ...
Congrats on winning the Win and Out race! :)