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Old 01-14-08, 11:00 AM   #1
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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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Old 01-14-08, 11:19 AM   #2
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the EAI Bareknuckle is a good choice.
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Old 01-14-08, 11:31 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-14-08, 12:38 PM   #6
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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).
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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
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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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Old 01-15-08, 11:45 AM   #10
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anyone know about the Sparton frames. i have seen several on ebay for under 200
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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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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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