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    track bike geo

    yes i've searched everywhere and i just see words, but no numbers and i like numbers.

    So anyways, can someone give me examples of frames that have a "true" track geo.

    also i would prefer 'normal' steel or aluminum frames. IE ones that have no bendy seat tubes and no sloping top tubes.

    thanks, and when it comes to reading geometry, when they say BB drop is this the drop from horizontal in mm? of the chain stays? maybe im confused about this
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    I would assume a bike like the Fuji Track Pro or the Dolan Track Champion would have pretty good "true" track geo. AFAIK, even "true track" bikes have variances in geo.

    And what's wrong with "bendy seat tubes?"


    EDIT: for a non-bendy seat tube bike, that's in steel and has pretty "track" geo: Kazane

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    bottom bracket drop is the distance the center of the BB is below the dropouts. alot of geo diagrams draw a horizontal line from the fork dropout to the rear dropout, then a vertical line fron the center of the BB to this horizontal line. Less drop is better on the track since it brings the ends of your cranks further above the surface of the track, preventing pedal strike.

    http://www.masibikes.com/tab2_subNav3.php

    I really like this one. The speciale sprint, it has the same geo as the Masi Colltelo exept the coltello is alu and has a carved out seat tube.
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    thanks, and those are some purty bikes
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