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    Help a noob w/ 1st frame

    Hello,

    I'm finally ready to scrap my converted road frame for a track bike. I've been riding singlespeed/fixie for over a year now and really loving it. From everything I've been reading it seems like the next step in this love affair is to pick up a decent track frame for the more aggressive geometry.

    So here's my dilemma, I've got a friend that works for a bike parts wholesaler that can get me a Soma Rush frame for below wholesale cost. Or I could just pick up one of these inexpensive Motobecane Jury frames online for about $100 less. Just from looking at the price I'm sure the Soma is the superior frame but is it really that big a difference overall? I'd imagine there really isn't that large a performance gap in the low-end frames but I have to admit, I really don't know much about track bikes yet.

    Any help/info would be super guys, thanks.


    JURY
    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1184

    RUSH
    http://www.bikecult.com/works/archiv...arushP49rs.JPG

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    I LOVE ME A GOOD FOIGHT octopus magic's Avatar
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    Ask this in the ss/fixed gear forum, you'll get better help there.

    FWIW, If I was strictly riding on the street, I'd do a Jury and put huge tires and low (high 60's to low 70's) gearing on it and spin my little legs around all day long.
    I ride with pants so tight that they're spandex.
    http://velospace.org/node/2114 - CROSS CROSS CROSS
    http://velospace.org/node/10792 - TIME TRIAL TIME TRIAL TRACK
    http://velospace.org/node/10550 - TRAIN RACE TRAIN

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    The Soma is closer to having real "track" geometry; the motobecane looks like it's got pretty standard road angles.

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