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Old 09-12-09, 07:05 PM   #1
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NEW Fuji Track Elite 2010

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Old 09-13-09, 12:52 AM   #2
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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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Old 09-13-09, 07:24 AM   #4
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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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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.
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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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I've seen many good bits made by FSA.
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I haven't.
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Real track racers ride one of these:
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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