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Old 07-12-12, 10:01 PM   #701
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I have an older model than you. The dropouts are different.
I believe that yours are solid, have texture, and are not replaceable (no screws). Your dropouts are better.

Plus, I make quite a lot of torque (body weight + squats, haha). Most people wouldn't have an issue with pulling the wheel.

Otherwise, the frame is great. But, my Tiemeyer is actually stiffer on standing starts.
Nice Carleton - I look forward to meeting you in a couple of weeks
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Old 07-12-12, 10:05 PM   #702
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Nice Carleton - I look forward to meeting you in a couple of weeks
Same here.
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Old 07-12-12, 10:06 PM   #703
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2012 Specialized Langster

Posted this in the fixed forum...but its still track.
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Old 07-12-12, 11:16 PM   #704
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Built up and raced today! First ride was a dream!
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Old 07-13-12, 07:34 AM   #705
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Love those Affinity frames.
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Old 07-13-12, 12:36 PM   #706
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Thats a great looking bike man.


Also, that dude on the bank looks like hes dancing with the pedal strike devil.
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Old 07-13-12, 12:43 PM   #707
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Nice!

Those are nice frames.
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Old 07-13-12, 04:47 PM   #708
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Yeah Carleton I raced it last night. 40 lap points race and it felt really solid. Just getting used to the geometry and whatnot it handles so much better than the GT Pulse I was riding. Can't wait to see how things unfold over the next few weeks!
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just gotta keep it around 14mph and you will be fine!
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Old 08-16-12, 09:59 PM   #710
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craigslist Van Dessel with some pro's closet wheels. I'd like to pick up some nicer hoops during the offseason, better stem, seatpost and switch out saddles .... so basically its what I had in the parts bin. I have really enjoyed the track this season though and plan to stick with it. Plan to swing by Burnaby in a few weeks
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Old 08-19-12, 09:34 PM   #711
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My beloved Bridgestone Anchor, next year I would like to put the original track fork on it to match the frame, this build has a fork I got from a local shop that is basically a Flite 100 fork without branding in gloss black, the original fork is lighter (not that that matters at my level) and as stiff as the rest of the bike. Right now I feel like my skill level is far below the level this bike is at.
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nice! but personally I'd go all out NJS
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Old 08-19-12, 11:55 PM   #713
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I am not interested in 36 spoke wheels and feel like I can slum it with Phil bottom bracket and hubs. I would like to get a Jaguar Stem when I put the orignal fork on it.
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Old 08-22-12, 12:32 AM   #714
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I love riding this thing on the streets, and track, but i throw on a brake and some bottle cages for the road. Its a steel frame.

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Old 09-04-12, 10:36 PM   #716
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Old 09-07-12, 07:57 PM   #717
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What size front ring is on that bad boy? It might just be the pic, but it looks huge. Nice Felt! Love the wheels!!!
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Old 09-11-12, 01:48 PM   #718
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Hi,
I want build first fixed gear. Frame Leader 725tr is good or what's You offer for me to 350-450$ ?
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I want build first fixed gear. Frame Leader 725tr is good or what's You offer for me to 350-450$ ?
Yes. It's OK.

Look here for complete bikes: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...k-Racing-Bikes

Ask questions in that thread, too.
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Old 09-18-12, 10:09 AM   #720
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What size front ring is on that bad boy? It might just be the pic, but it looks huge. Nice Felt! Love the wheels!!!
51.
I tend to ride bikes that look like they have huge chainrings...
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Yup. 92" is my preferred gear for midlength races.
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Old 09-20-12, 12:30 PM   #723
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Nice. I got a 15t in the rear.

Right now im using the stock 48t chainring that came with my ominums, which is a little low. Ill keep it until I get to the B's and then get a 50 or 51t.
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at Bromont, Quebec.....

I built this bike up from a second-hand frame; Dura-Ace hubs 32/28, HED C2 rims, Omnium cranks 165, Thomson seatpost and stem, Fizik saddle, Ritchey road bars, Vittoria Corsa Evo Cx's. Stem rise and shallow drops for my old neck. And to be able to ride without looking OVER my glasses.

Yesterday was my third session on the track, after 2 previous classes; my first time alone, just doing laps, some accelerations, getting a feel for it. I ended up riding 42 km. At the first class, I completely wore myself out going too fast all the time, simply because I didn't know how slowly I could ride without falling off the bank. I brought my computer with me to the second session and right away was able to relax, feeling the easier speed, able to accelerate appropriately. This third time, I just wanted to get more of the feeling of the track into my bones....

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I built this bike up from a second-hand frame; Dura-Ace hubs 32/28, HED C2 rims, Omnium cranks 165, Thomson seatpost and stem, Fizik saddle, Ritchey road bars, Vittoria Corsa Evo Cx's. Stem rise and shallow drops for my old neck. And to be able to ride without looking OVER my glasses.

Yesterday was my third session on the track, after 2 previous classes; my first time alone, just doing laps, some accelerations, getting a feel for it. I ended up riding 42 km. At the first class, I completely wore myself out going too fast all the time, simply because I didn't know how slowly I could ride without falling off the bank. I brought my computer with me to the second session and right away was able to relax, feeling the easier speed, able to accelerate appropriately. This third time, I just wanted to get more of the feeling of the track into my bones....

Going slow on the banks was always my fear first time around. I always felt like the bike was going to slip right under me
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