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Old 02-16-13, 10:22 AM   #1
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Has anyone ridden a Cinelli Gazzetta on a track?

I need to replace my broken track pro soon and I think I'm going to go steel. Has anyone ever ridden one of these on the track or something comparable with columbus tubing? I'm pretty set on getting one but I want more input. Also, feel free to throw out some other recommendations for a steel frame with an $800 max
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I need to replace my broken track pro soon and I think I'm going to go steel. Has anyone ever ridden one of these on the track or something comparable with columbus tubing? I'm pretty set on getting one but I want more input. Also, feel free to throw out some other recommendations for a steel frame with an $800 max
Hi, Mikey. Do we know each other? (I raced DLV for a long time).

Why steel? No one that I know races steel competitively. Aluminum is simply stiffer and lighter. Everyone who I know started on a steel frame later upgraded to Aluminum or Carbon.
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Carleton, Carleton... . I was beaten by a guy on a Cinelli Supercorsa Pista in the sprint rounds at masters nationals in 2011. It can be done!
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Why steel? No one that I know races steel competitively. Aluminum is simply stiffer and lighter. Everyone who I know started on a steel frame later upgraded to Aluminum or Carbon.
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I'm on steel, and now that I'm getting stronger, I'm having flex issues. Skidmarks on chainstays isn't good.

Get an entry level aluminum frame.
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Carleton, Carleton... . I was beaten by a guy on a Cinelli Supercorsa Pista in the sprint rounds at masters nationals in 2011. It can be done!
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I hold a largely romantic affection for steel. I think it makes for the best looking bikes. But I do race on a carbon bike.
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If you are really stick on a steel frame, I would consider a Bareknuckle over a Gazzetta.
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