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Old 05-17-11, 05:28 PM   #551
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That twitchy feeling is the 35mm rake on the sprint fork. It feels twitchy at low speeds, but will track like a sports car at high speeds as opposed to being sluggish. I have 30mm (slightly more aggressive) on my Tiemeyer and at 40MPH it moves like it's directly wired to my brain, haha.
Oh, yeah. The twitch is niiiice! Feels like the late, great Gen. 1 Cannondale (the seafoam green one). The Fuji Track Pro (mast seatpost) is a really nice ride, but never really felt dialed in for me. The Serenity did almost instantly.
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That's an awesome bike carleton!!
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That's an awesome bike carleton!!
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Old 05-20-11, 07:10 PM   #555
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this is a 1980 gitane profile s track frame i bought in nyc last weekend. this is a very rare gitane track frame . this is the first one in ten years ive seen other than in the catalog. its made if 531 reynolds aero tubing . now i have the matching set as i have the road tt version also. it needs to be repainted to original gitane blue and new decals.
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Old 05-23-11, 02:04 PM   #556
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^^ awesome!

i know the previous owner of that frame (french guy)

can't wait to see how you build it up
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Old 06-03-11, 10:39 PM   #557
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NEW BIKE DAY!!

Nashbar closeout Fuji Track Pro.
**sidenote: No issues with a 103 bb and 50t chainring as some had concerns about.
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I got it from the dumpster, actually (containerpark, you know!). Somebody wanted to get rid of it, i took it home, repaired the little dimple in the top tube, new paint et voilà!
At Flanders they could not give me more info about the frame, will do some more research.
Not to highjack or anything, but how do you repair a dimple in a top tube?
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apologies for the blurriness
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Not to highjack or anything, but how do you repair a dimple in a top tube?
other than bondo/body filler, i dont think there is much you can do.
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I think I'll need a longer stem, but this is from my first time at the track.
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Old 06-17-11, 05:17 PM   #563
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NEW BIKE DAY!!

Nashbar closeout Fuji Track Pro.
**sidenote: No issues with a 103 bb and 50t chainring as some had concerns about.
Nice! What brand/model fork did you use for this build?
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I finally got my bike dialed in...half-way through the season.

I've been doing lots of evaluating and reevaluating of my bike, bike fit, and riding position. It's been driving me nuts. Now with the 130mm stem and these new bars I'm FINALLY in the most comfortable and powerful position ever, which have resulted in lots of PBs in the last week or two. Including a PB solo top speed (two days in a row) and flying 200M time

My self-fitting had me in a weak and inefficient position. An expert bike fit is FREE POWER and EFFICIENCY. Well...maybe not free. But, well worth the fit fee.

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Gorgeous setup you have going Carleton; I am really digging those 3T bars. What crankset setup are you running? Zen chainring + ???
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Gorgeous setup you have going Carleton; I am really digging those 3T bars. What crankset setup are you running? Zen chainring + ???
Thanks! The cranks are SRM.
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I bought this frameset from Alfredo Gios himself, who shipped it over straight from Italy. I have been urged not to ride it because it's got that vintage potential, but what's the point. It's either this or nothing until I can buy a more showy track bike. I have to say though, I feel incredibly comfortable on it. Maybe next season if I'm still pumped about track racing I will shop for something new.
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I finally got my bike dialed in...half-way through the season.

I've been doing lots of evaluating and reevaluating of my bike, bike fit, and riding position. It's been driving me nuts. Now with the 130mm stem and these new bars I'm FINALLY in the most comfortable and powerful position ever, which have resulted in lots of PBs in the last week or two. Including a PB solo top speed (two days in a row) and flying 200M time

My self-fitting had me in a week and inefficient position. An expert bike fit is FREE POWER and EFFICIENCY. Well...maybe not free. But, well worth the fit fee.

Looks incredibly fast - nice job! Those 3T bars are so hot right now...
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I bought this frameset from Alfredo Gios himself, who shipped it over straight from Italy. I have been urged not to ride it because it's got that vintage potential, but what's the point. It's either this or nothing until I can buy a more showy track bike. I have to say though, I feel incredibly comfortable on it. Maybe next season if I'm still pumped about track racing I will shop for something new.
Oh and that's my other baby in the background: '72 Ford Bronco
Looks great.

And regarding not riding it because it's got vintage potential: It would be a waste to NOT ride and race it.

This is like the guys who buy real sports cars and drive them on weekends...to run errands. DRIIIIVE that son of a *****!! Haha!

Don't make a garage queen out of your bike. Race it for a few years, THEN it will have even more appeal as a vintage bike because it will also have stories attached to it...and if you are lucky and train hard...medals and jerseys!
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Looks great.

And regarding not riding it because it's got vintage potential: It would be a waste to NOT ride and race it.

This is like the guys who buy real sports cars and drive them on weekends...to run errands. DRIIIIVE that son of a *****!! Haha!

Don't make a garage queen out of your bike. Race it for a few years, THEN it will have even more appeal as a vintage bike because it will also have stories attached to it...and if you are lucky and train hard...medals and jerseys!
This forum needs a "like" button. Thanks and you're right, I'm never going to sell this bike. The use I'll give it will add so much personal value. I like racing it. It was the Gios Team Issue bike back in the day. And I've never seen a bike with gussets, not to mention a Gios pista at all in the US. I have seen just a few old Gios road bikes.
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Looks incredibly fast - nice job! Those 3T bars are so hot right now...
Thanks! It is fast. Mr. Tiemeyer is a master.

The bars are hot because they are effective...not just the next new carbon toy. 3T really got the ergonomics right. They thought "out of the box" and got away from the traditional round tube design which has been around for over 100 years. They took advantage of the freedom that carbon gave them.

I honestly believe that they should win design awards for these bars. They are truly innovative. Hopefully the UCI doesn't ban them (knock wood).
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They are truly innovative. Hopefully the UCI doesn't ban them (knock wood).
Guaranteed they will ban them then...
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Alright spill it, Carleton: Lets have those times!

Also, how do you like T-Town? Does it seem like a "fast" track to you?
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Alright spill it, Carleton: Lets have those times!

Also, how do you like T-Town? Does it seem like a "fast" track to you?
Just under 40mph in the f200 with an 11.9" on 32 spoke training wheels. There is hope for me yet

TTown is pretty fast. It's not really steep, but the curves are wide and long so your speed isn't sapped out like when riding a 250M with a tight radius. The surface is smooth. I hear the track is great for pursuits, too.
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Congrats, man! 11.9 on spokes is smokin'. You'll be flying with the fast bits on!
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