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    NEW Fuji Track Elite 2010

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    Big box companies are finally bringing track bikes into this decade.

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    I'm still surprised I haven't seen any of the newer Track Pros at the track. I considered them when I was looking at the Felts, but Fuji just couldn't give a delivery date. I guess everyone else had the same experience (since I've seen about a dozen or so new TK2s at the track this year).

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    2010 fuji

    nice!

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    This bike is the badness. All you gotta do is swap those FSA piles of junk out for something decent and you'll have a world class bike.
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    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 bonechilling View Post
    This bike is the badness. All you gotta do is swap those FSA piles of junk out for something decent and you'll have a world class bike.
    If they've fixed the problem with the chainring/chainring bolt fit and I've heard that they have, they're not so bad.
    "I have started many stories about bicycle racing but have never written one that is as good as the races are both on the indoor and outdoor tracks and on the roads."
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    carbon track

    these are a different crank than the FSA Carbon Track Pro's.

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    They're still made by FSA though.
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    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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    I've seen many good bits made by FSA.
    "I have started many stories about bicycle racing but have never written one that is as good as the races are both on the indoor and outdoor tracks and on the roads."
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    I haven't.
    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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    Real track racers ride one of these:
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    Old School Track Guy MGtrack's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Real track racers ride one of these:


    well, that's about what I would have been riding had I not bought the new frame.
    Who made that? Tell us about it?

    This poghliaghi is almost the same as mine but I've got an old black Condor saddle on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGtrack View Post
    Who made that? Tell us about it?
    1976 Schwinn Paramount P14, ordered custom sized with 19-1/4" seat tube c-c (smallest catalog size was 20"). It was built in the Schwinn Paramount factory in Illinois. Frame/fork is fully chrome plated, then painted over with the fork and stay ends masked. Originally black, but repainted white so all decals are missing and I've never re-attached the metal head tube badge (current project need to source proper drill, tap, button head screws). The cranks are old Campy Record Pista 151 bcd (smallest chainring is 44T). Original bar and stem were Cinelli steel, sold to a big sprinter at TTown, don't remember who (Gibby H?). Also, sold Campy track pedals, and originally used Cinelli M71 (suicide) clipless pedals before changing to Dura Ace Look. Original seatpost was Campy NR (current American Classic) and saddle was suede Unicanitor. My main and only track riding/racing bike until 3 years ago when I bought a 2006 Bianchi Pista Concept. Today relegated to roller riding and some casual track riding. It has survived countless crashes far better than I have, and is quite stiff but not as much as the lighter Bianchi.
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    Old School Track Guy MGtrack's Avatar
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    Sweet. When I was a kid I lusted after a paramount and a pogh. Years later I bought the pogh, but never had a paramount.
    "You've got to be willing to rip it all apart. Including yourself."
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    that thread derailment was shockingly quick

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    Back to the bike -- I'm not a big fan of seatpost/tubes like that. Just not sure about re-sale after you cut the post.

    Then again, if it's 1500 quid with those wheels, it seems a decent enough deal.
    "I have started many stories about bicycle racing but have never written one that is as good as the races are both on the indoor and outdoor tracks and on the roads."
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    The reason why you don't see world cup racers on the new FSA carbon track cranks (or the older carbon pro) is that the Q factor is over 150mm at the pedal mount surface. Dura Ace, Miche, Sugino, etc. are about 137mm wide. The custom cranks are even less. The FSAs place your feet too wide to generate high rpms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unisk8r View Post
    The reason why you don't see world cup racers on the new FSA carbon track cranks (or the older carbon pro) is that the Q factor is over 150mm at the pedal mount surface. Dura Ace, Miche, Sugino, etc. are about 137mm wide. The custom cranks are even less. The FSAs place your feet too wide to generate high rpms.
    Interesting point. The amazing Graeme Obree put an exclamation point on the importance of keeping the feet "a banana's width" apart for maximum efficiency.



    But that speaks to design, not necessiraily quality. Not everyone can afford Dura Ace or even Sugino 75
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    Quote Originally Posted by unisk8r View Post
    The reason why you don't see world cup racers on the new FSA carbon track cranks (or the older carbon pro) is that the Q factor is over 150mm at the pedal mount surface. Dura Ace, Miche, Sugino, etc. are about 137mm wide. The custom cranks are even less. The FSAs place your feet too wide to generate high rpms.
    Agree with formerbrit - interesting. I wasn't sure why all the hate for FSA track cranks.

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