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Old 10-08-10, 12:12 PM
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where to find used track bikes?

Ok, so I posted in the track forum, but I know some of you ride track. Where would I look online that would have a classified section for track that would be up to snuff with the likes of Slowtwitch or duathlon.com for TT bikes? I am looking to find a 54cm Cervelo P3 Track (T3). Can anyone here point me in the direction?
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there's this small internet start up, i'd suggest checking there.
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head to the velodrome if there is one near you. should be a "for sale' sign or two

ask your local bike shop

Craigslist is good too
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Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell
Ok, so I posted in the track forum, but I know some of you ride track. Where would I look online that would have a classified section for track that would be up to snuff with the likes of Slowtwitch or duathlon.com for TT bikes? I am looking to find a 54cm Cervelo P3 Track (T3). Can anyone here point me in the direction?
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This may help: https://www.fixedgearfever.com/module...viewforum&f=14 (For Sale forum on fixedgearfever.com)
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TXBRA.org has a classified and Velodrome forum. It's also worth googling velodrome sites and checking Craigslists in those areas.

If I can help with any advice or questions, let me know. And my track buddy has a Corima frame for sale if that's of interest. Quite a step up from entry level but they are really nice.
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Hm, maybe I should try listing my track bike on some of those sites. I really didn't want to deal with shipping it but I've put it on NY CL quite a bit and no one's really interested...it's a nice bike too...
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Ex don't you have a fleabay non branded CF track bike? Is that your official race machine or something you put together for the hell of it?
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Looking for something very fast to be used very little. Maybe just a couple of hours...

:-)

Seriously, thank you for the input. I am hoping to find what I need, but if I can't, I will buy new, and sell as nearly new. Unless RacerEx wants to send me an uber fast bike that I can rent for a few days.
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Like how little use?

Like an hours little?
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Ex don't you have a fleabay non branded CF track bike? Is that your official race machine or something you put together for the hell of it?
You mean the one I got a Nats Jersey on?

It's not fleabay. It was through Cycle Taiwan. Techno Trackstar. The P3t is going to be a hard one to find used; not a lot of them out there so they go pretty high when they sell. Doc, gimme a $$$ number and I'll ask around...and it's pretty easy to convert a TT frame over BTW. I used my Dean for both pursuit events at Nats.
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does the Dean have the same removable dropouts that the Noah has?
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Nope. Horizontal.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Like how little use?

Like an hours little?
Somewhere around there...
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Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell
Looking for something very fast to be used very little. Maybe just a couple of hours...
Get a cheaper one and pedal it fast. How fast you pedal matters a bit more than the frame...
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Originally Posted by bitingduck
Get a cheaper one and pedal it fast. How fast you pedal matters a bit more than the frame...
Maybe you don't quite understand what I am trying to do, but thank you for the advice. I agree that the frame is not the most important factor. For me, right now, it is.
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Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell
Maybe you don't quite understand what I am trying to do, but thank you for the advice. I agree that the frame is not the most important factor. For me, right now, it is.
I might be able to guess, and still would say the same thing.
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DRJ - I know a few guys around here, some of them fast in an expansive geographical sense, some of them have bikes which they have used for those sorts of events. At least one of them is semi-retired and may be willing to get into the sort of arrangement that you are looking for.
Also, with a velodrome here in town, there are always a few bikes sitting around with 8.5x11 pieces of paper stuck to them.
PM me (or FB me (ian schmidt) with the specifics of what you are looking for (size, duration, etc) and I can ask around?
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i dont think the frame is that important here either. maybe for fit since you are used to the p3c geometry? i have not seen anything on FGF.
its not a frame you see often either. are you set on that frame?
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I am not sure where you are located. For some reason, I thought you were in NorCal. If so, join the Northern California Velodrome Association (NCVA). https://www.ridethetrack.com/ I see track equipment posted for sale from time to time and since Natz are over, some may be thinking about selling and upgrading. You could post a request.

The other obvious thing to do is show up at the track and make your wishes known around the circles that matter. When I started racing, one of my friends offered me a BT Stealth. It was too small but would have been a great deal. Insider deals from a trusted source are the best. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex
You mean the one I got a Nats Jersey on?

It's not fleabay. It was through Cycle Taiwan. Techno Trackstar. The P3t is going to be a hard one to find used; not a lot of them out there so they go pretty high when they sell. Doc, gimme a $$$ number and I'll ask around...and it's pretty easy to convert a TT frame over BTW. I used my Dean for both pursuit events at Nats.
Ah. I remember you painting it so I thought it may have been generic. What led you to that frame?
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Even though you did not ask, I will offer the following about the P3 track bike. My wife has one and loves it. She won Natz on it. However, I do ALL the work on it and IMO, has a minor issue. The drop outs are not replaceable and there is no adjusting screw accessible for fast wheel changes, alignment and chain tensioning. Also, the length of the slot is minimal to cover all gearing combinations. So for my wife it is not a problem since she does not have large explosive starting power. For stronger men, the drop outs will wear over time and result in pulling the rear wheel out more easily.

My Planet X, the BT Stealth and others have replaceable large rear drop outs. I can swap a wheel on my Planet X and adjust the chain in seconds but the P3 is a pain and I must play around with it to get it right. However, the P3 is a great frame.
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