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Old 11-06-08, 12:24 PM   #1
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Alien bikes - track friendly?

I am getting an Alien sometime in the future and also looking to get into track racing. The reason I like the alien frames is there no braz-ons or drilled holes anywhere, just a clean frame plus they won't break my wallet. How do these bikes stand up in the track environment?
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Old 11-06-08, 02:01 PM   #2
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Geometry is spot on for a steep track. I haven't taken mine out to Alpenrose yet but I will in the future, possibly on a dry sunny winter day.
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Old 11-06-08, 10:17 PM   #3
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Sounds good to me. The only thing I need to do now is find a velodrome in Connecticut, which seems like a no go. Looks like the closest one to me is in New York City.
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Old 11-24-08, 01:34 PM   #4
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There's one in New Hampshire as well, but that's a converted kart track with very shallow banking.
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Old 11-24-08, 02:17 PM   #5
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Sounds good to me. The only thing I need to do now is find a velodrome in Connecticut, which seems like a no go. Looks like the closest one to me is in New York City.
Come on out to Kissena in the spring. It's worth the outing.
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Old 11-24-08, 02:40 PM   #6
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for those who already have one-

or those who are thinking of getting one-

did you get it unfinished, or powdercoated whe you bought it from them?

are these frames light?

I just felt it was kind of pricy for a 400 frame unpainted-

but that might just be my cheapness creaping in..haha
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Old 11-24-08, 04:25 PM   #7
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They are not particularly light steel frames. If you want light steel, either go custom, get a keirin frame with Kaisei 8630 or Columbus Genius, or opt for aluminum.

My Alien built up around 19.5lb.
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