Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Finding a frame

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Rocklin, CA
    My Bikes
    1970's Olmo Competion HF Ultegra/600 with Spinergy Wheelset
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Finding a frame

    I am currently looking to build up a winter training bike/ very occasional track use and was wonder what lower end frames have decent track geometry. As price is more of a priority than performance. Really I just want a bike that won't drop a pedal with a 170mm crank if I take it to Hellyer. I saw the 2011 Schwinn Madison today and really like the look as every bike I have ridden has been steel and pre 80's. Would it be a decent frameset?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    115
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What is your price range?

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Rocklin, CA
    My Bikes
    1970's Olmo Competion HF Ultegra/600 with Spinergy Wheelset
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I really don't want to spend more than $250 on a frame but if I have to save up a little longer to get a decent frame I will.

    Oh and btw I am a Vet so if any companies offer a discount it would be great info thanks!
    Last edited by Jdmjunkie; 11-28-11 at 03:20 PM.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Kayce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    St Louis
    Posts
    1,844
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What parts do you have laying around for the track bike, or do you planning on buying a part set new too?

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Rocklin, CA
    My Bikes
    1970's Olmo Competion HF Ultegra/600 with Spinergy Wheelset
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a front Phil hub w/tubular rim, bars, getting a record crankset soon. I am working on finding a decent rear wheel. I might just lace a Taiwan 88mm carbon rim to some hub I have laying around. The only parts I don't have or have an idea of what I am going to get is stem and headset.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    115
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you are small and ride a 49cm:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=28794

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Rocklin, CA
    My Bikes
    1970's Olmo Competion HF Ultegra/600 with Spinergy Wheelset
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry I should have posted my height. I am 6' 2" and have a 32" inseam

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Rocklin, CA
    My Bikes
    1970's Olmo Competion HF Ultegra/600 with Spinergy Wheelset
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So I've done some looking on eBay and the forums, and it seems like a Visp would be decent for what I want to do I just am wondering how it would do on the track for someone who might go to Hellyer two or three times during the lifetime of the bike. Seeing as the would mostly be a winter trainer I am leaning towards it a bit. Looking for some input.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •