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    first track frame

    I currently ride a road bike converted to fixed gear and would like to try some velodrome riding
    I prefer steel frames and was wondering if anyone could recommend a steel track frame for a first time rider?

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    the EAI Bareknuckle is a good choice.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    many tracks have rental bikes. check with your local velodrome. what's your local track?
    bianchi pista is a good basic steel bike.

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    my local velodrome is the home depot track in Carson
    I have a converted bike but am not sure if that will be acceptable
    thanks

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    These should be back in stock in a few weeks. It's the best deal on a steel track bike that I know of.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    thanks
    I was looking specifically for frames as opposed to complete bikes
    so that website is particularly helpful

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    No problem. For what it's worth, the frame they're selling is the same as that which KHS and Spicer sell as their steel track bikes (for much more money).
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Quote Originally Posted by headgear View Post
    my local velodrome is the home depot track in Carson
    I have a converted bike but am not sure if that will be acceptable
    thanks
    I thought you had to be a Cat III on the track to ride there. Is that not the case anymore?

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    I think it still is
    I just signed up for a first ride introduction

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    anyone know about the Sparton frames. i have seen several on ebay for under 200

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    Quote Originally Posted by headgear View Post
    anyone know about the Sparton frames. i have seen several on ebay for under 200
    According to buyers, they have totally slack angles, and while Spatron claims them to be made of Cro-Mo, the reported weight is over 8 lbs. for the frame alone. I would steer clear of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Soma Rush
    EAI Bareknuckle
    KHS Flite 100/Spicer/Mercier Kilo

    All very raceable framesets. I really had to fight my Rush to make it hold a line. The Bareknuckle was a lot easier to handle, and is a popular frame at my track. I haven't ridden the KHS, so I can't really comment on that.

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