Old 03-27-09, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by canflyboy View Post

Is the bike just too big? I can still order the next size down. Am I wrong in comparing my "road" riding geometry to a track bike? Should they be similar or a noticable difference?
IMO, they should be very similar. Seat height should be exactly the same accounting for possible shorter cranks on the track bike. (seat to pedal is constant) The seat may be slightly (1cm or so) more forward on the track bike. If you use the same saddle and seatpost, the steeper seat tube angle will usually get you very close to right place on the track bike with the saddle in the same position on the rails.

Your position on the drops should probably be a bit lower, but not really any further forward than your road bike. 2 inches is way too much. Should be more like 2cm I go one size narrow with the bars on the track bike just for comfort in tight groups and maybe a bit more aero.

74 and 73 degrees are very typical HT/ST angles on track bikes. I think mine is 73 ST and 74 HT.

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