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    Looking for Track bike for racing

    I am looking to buy a track bike for racing. Any recomendations for shops? Seems like a limited pick around here. Im looking for a specialty shop, atleast dealing with lots of track bikes. Any ideas?

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    Shaw's in Santa Clara and Cupertino Bikes deal with a lot of track bikes around here, AFAIK.

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    Where exactly is "here?" Or are you asking for online shop recommendations?

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    business cycles for online.

    If you just want a entry level bike get a pista, windsor or use a rental from your track at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret View Post
    get a pista
    ???

    EDIT: for some reason I was thinking of the Colnago pista which, at $4000+, is hardly entry level. I'm assuming you are talking about the Bianchi pista.
    Last edited by Yoshi; 08-09-07 at 02:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret View Post
    business cycles for online.

    If you just want a entry level bike get a pista, windsor or use a rental from your track at first.
    Ive been using a rental. Problem is Im6'3 and the rentals are a poor fit. Im in San Jose, Ca.

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    yeah that would make things a bit more difficult.

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    Is Terry Shaw (of Shaw's lightweight Cycles fame) still teaching down at the Velodrome? He could fill you in exactly what would be a good purchase for you and where to get it. You could also try asking others down there where they got their stuff.

    San Francisco has some excellent shops that `specialise' in track bikes and lots of 2nd hand stuff floating around. American Cyclery and Freewheel would definitely be worth checking out as they tend to have both intro and higher-end stuff. Oakland has Montana Velo which has lots of good stuff - http://www.montanovelo.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedpip View Post
    Is Terry Shaw (of Shaw's lightweight Cycles fame) still teaching down at the Velodrome? He could fill you in exactly what would be a good purchase for you and where to get it. You could also try asking others down there where they got their stuff.

    San Francisco has some excellent shops that `specialise' in track bikes and lots of 2nd hand stuff floating around. American Cyclery and Freewheel would definitely be worth checking out as they tend to have both intro and higher-end stuff. Oakland has Montana Velo which has lots of good stuff - http://www.montanovelo.com/

    Yep Terry is dtill teaching. I went and talked with him last friday. He's building my wheels and advised me on a bike. So the bike should be here this week by wed and the wheels should be ready by friday.

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    So what frame did you decide on?

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