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Old 01-21-04, 04:40 PM   #1
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which track frame?

i want build a fixed gear bike,what are some of the better frames that i can buy, im not on a really strict budget so this isn't a problem. list some for me .
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Old 01-21-04, 04:50 PM   #2
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Wow... what a dream question!

Take a look at Soma Rush, DeBerdardi Thron (which is what I have), or the Surly Steamroller in the mid-range. Or the Street Dog by Gunnar. These are all steel. You might also check out the super-snazzy Vanilla. They are cool but up there in price. Very pretty. Cinelli would also be nice.

Caveat: I am not a pro or even super experienced. Pick one that you can afford and that would be good for you and don't forget some style!
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vanillas are sweet, but there's like, an 8 month wait on them.

personally, i like harry havnoonian and richard moon.

as the folks over there in the road bike forum say: "fit is the most important factor." so either test ride test ride test ride! or find a builder who will do a complete fitting and build a cutsom frame.
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Old 01-21-04, 05:08 PM   #4
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do they still make the cinelli track frame, i saw that one here posted, red- looks like a short wheelbase, nice& twitchy!
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do they still make the cinelli track frame, i saw that one here posted, red- looks like a short wheelbase, nice& twitchy!
Hey, why don't you post your budget, and we'll spend your money for you! Really, it could be a coloberation of effurts.
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Old 01-21-04, 05:31 PM   #6
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do they still make the cinelli track frame, i saw that one here posted, red- looks like a short wheelbase, nice& twitchy!
you can get them from www.businesscycles.com, as well as other goodies.
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here are some other sites to check out for decent framesets as well:

http://www.worldclasscycles.com/track_frames.htm
http://fixedgear.americancyclery.com/
http://www.bikecult.com/works/bikesframes.html
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[QUOTE=na975]do they still make the cinelli track frame, i saw that one here posted, red- looks like a short wheelbase, nice& twitchy![/QUOTE
You bet they do. they are sweet and I love mine. Get in touch with John At buisness cycles and he will set you up on one at a fair price. This is a satisfied customer talking


http://www.businesscycles.com

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thanks! this helps out a hol bunch.
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Old 01-21-04, 08:22 PM   #10
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Dream frame that would be hard... I would look at the Cervelo P2t
http://www.cervelo.com/bikes/P2T.html

BT Track frame
http://www.trackcycling.co.uk/images/shop/116.jpg

Colnago Pista frame
http://www.cbike.com/pista.htm

Those would be my 3 choices None of them are cheap though.. the BT would also want the handlebars they sell..
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you said money is no object so:

pinarello
3rensho
ciocc
colnago
cinelli
de rosa
serotta
dreesons
independant fabrications
old school cannondale
benotto
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you said money is no object so:

a TIG welder
metal
booze
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if money were no option, I'd look at Waterford, Bob Jackson, or Nagasawa along with some of the other builders mentioned

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The difference between old and new?
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The difference between old and new?
Yea, I would be interested in knowing, too.
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Old 01-22-04, 10:36 AM   #16
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I saw a website on ebay for a new york bike shop-- nycbikes.com-- since you are in new york and they sell their own fixed they might point you in the right direction.

Dunno.

What do you guys think of this place? I wasn't sure about the components on their fixed.

www.nycbikes.com
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i want build a fixed gear bike,what are some of the better frames that i can buy, im not on a really strict budget so this isn't a problem. list some for me .
The other place closer to home for you is http:\\www.bikecult.com located on the lower east side. They are very knowledgeable about fixed gear and serve the messenger crowd. There is a group that hangs out at the roller dancing area of Central park on sundays that is called old skool track and they might have a better line on who has the best sources for fixed gear track bikes which is what they do exclusively.
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ok, new version on top. for 1., its ugly as hell. 2., the geometry is too laid back. 3., the fork sucks.

the original, 1. it came in very nice colors (blue, green, polished). 2., it had tight "track" geometry, i meen it is supposed to be a track bike. 3. sloping top tube, and no integrated headset.

personally i think the original blows the new one away.
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nah not that much$, i figure like $1000-$1200 tops!
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like $1000-1200 tops!
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like $1000-1200 tops!
Is that for frame only or complete bike?
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personally i think the original blows the new one away.
care to explain why?
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i can see now its gonna be much more than i planed! $
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nycbikes.com

kurremkarm--the name of the shop is "spokes and strings"... they are a no-B.S., get you rolling type of place. If anything they are biased against purists. The frames you're talking about are pretty nice, light aluminum. They don't stock high-end track-specific parts though, so unless you want to build it up as cheaply as possible, you'll have to look elsewhere.
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