Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area Looking to enter into the realm of track racing? Want to share your experiences and tactics for riding on a velodrome? The Track Cycling forums is for you! Come in and discuss training/racing, equipment, and current track cycling events.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-03-09, 10:53 PM   #1
SteveCrowley
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
SteveCrowley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Salinas, CA
Bikes: 1979-80? Gazelle Champion Mondial A Frame road bike with mix and match campy and shimano parts, Raleigh Rush Hour FG, Specialized Globe Roll FG, Trek 8500 MTB,
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
vintage tt to pursuit conversion

ok so here's the deal: I recently purchased a 1984 shogun kaze funny bike for almost nothing ($150 including kashimax saddle, nitto njs stem, araya aero tubular 24" front wheel, etc) all in all it was a great deal. anyway, I'm considering paying someone to braze some track ends on as a replacement for the old horizontal dropouts. I know this type of bike is no longer uci legal, but is it legal for usa cycling and smaller types of events? Hopefully somebody out there has an answer. this bike would make a really fun pursuit bike as it still in very good shape. otherwise i will just keep it as a conversion, make some spoke cards, get a top tube pad, and use it to impress the local hipsters.
thanks a lot!
-steve
SteveCrowley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-09, 02:17 AM   #2
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,067
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
For USA events bikes must have the same size front and rear wheel. No more 700 rear and 650 fronts or any other combination.

It's just a hipster bike. Sorry.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
carleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-09, 10:49 AM   #3
eurotrash666
Quadricepius Exquisitus
 
eurotrash666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pfalzerwald
Bikes: christini awd, caondale bad boy ultra, 26" hardtail touring bike, KHS track
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
uci requires equal size wheels front and rear as well.
eurotrash666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-09, 03:09 PM   #4
SteveCrowley
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
SteveCrowley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Salinas, CA
Bikes: 1979-80? Gazelle Champion Mondial A Frame road bike with mix and match campy and shimano parts, Raleigh Rush Hour FG, Specialized Globe Roll FG, Trek 8500 MTB,
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes i know uci requires both wheels to be the same, but how about at the local track, for non uci stuff, and just for non racing track time?
SteveCrowley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-09, 03:11 PM   #5
SteveCrowley
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
SteveCrowley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Salinas, CA
Bikes: 1979-80? Gazelle Champion Mondial A Frame road bike with mix and match campy and shimano parts, Raleigh Rush Hour FG, Specialized Globe Roll FG, Trek 8500 MTB,
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dang! literally all track events in USA?? that sucks. oh by the way its not a hipster bike it is a classic time trial bike. it has no heavy boutique parts on it whatsoever. maybe if I had some riser bars on it and some deep v's...
SteveCrowley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-09, 10:28 PM   #6
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,067
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Local events will be subject to the local track director. That's pretty much based on if it's a safe, functional bike. But, I would assume that any times you get won't be "official" even for local records.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
carleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-09, 07:38 PM   #7
brendon_ak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alaska/Oregon
Bikes: Klein Palmino, Litespeed Sienna
Posts: 653
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what size? pics? make it a tt bike, local club events should allow you to run it
brendon_ak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-09, 04:12 AM   #8
Exit.
No lugs? No hugs.
 
Exit.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Bikes: '85 Miyata 310, '06 GT Performer
Posts: 1,115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any events sanctioned by Cycling USA, or any of their subsidiaries, will be following UCI rules. Even the Cat 5 ones.
Exit. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:01 AM.