Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage > Classic and Vintage Sales
Reload this Page >

ISO: Track frameset w/ 52cm top tube.

Notices
Classic and Vintage Sales Private Sales Only, no online storefronts. All prices must be quoted, we are not an auction site.

ISO: Track frameset w/ 52cm top tube.

Old 04-28-16, 03:49 PM
  #1  
whatwolf
Unimatrix Zero
Thread Starter
 
whatwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 944
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ISO: Track frameset w/ 52cm top tube.

My friends have been bugging me to get on the track with them... so I'll start my search.

Top tube should be 52cm, no longer than 53cm. The closer to square that the frame is, the better it will fit me. My saddle height is 70cm.

It would be nice if it could take a front brake for when I'm not on the track, but it's probably not a deal breaker if it can't. Not looking for anything too pristine. Thanks!

Last edited by whatwolf; 04-28-16 at 06:14 PM.
whatwolf is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 05:09 PM
  #2  
RobbieTunes
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 27,297
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 1,373 Times in 887 Posts
The Centurion Ironman thread had a link to a Centurion track frame, and I believe it was on the smaller side....
RobbieTunes is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 05:56 PM
  #3  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 8,751

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 112 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1739 Post(s)
Liked 609 Times in 397 Posts
The Soma Rush is a good one to look at.
3speedslow is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 06:13 PM
  #4  
whatwolf
Unimatrix Zero
Thread Starter
 
whatwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 944
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
The Soma Rush is a good one to look at.
Not a fan of Soma or any of the other overpriced mass-produced steel offerings. And I pay wholesale! Don't want to get into that discussion here but I'm looking for something older or more unique.

A Track Shark to match my Road Shark would be the best case scenario
whatwolf is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 06:13 PM
  #5  
whatwolf
Unimatrix Zero
Thread Starter
 
whatwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 944
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
The Centurion Ironman thread had a link to a Centurion track frame, and I believe it was on the smaller side....
link? I couldn't find it.
whatwolf is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 06:24 PM
  #6  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 8,751

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 112 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1739 Post(s)
Liked 609 Times in 397 Posts
Originally Posted by whatwolf View Post
Not a fan of Soma or any of the other overpriced mass-produced steel offerings. And I pay wholesale! Don't want to get into that discussion here but I'm looking for something older or more unique.

A Track Shark to match my Road Shark would be the best case scenario
Sorry, I went with your listed criteria, had no idea of the hot button ones.

Good luck with the search. I only wish I was closer to a track to get mine on it.
3speedslow is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 06:36 PM
  #7  
whatwolf
Unimatrix Zero
Thread Starter
 
whatwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 944
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Sorry, I went with your listed criteria, had no idea of the hot button ones.

Good luck with the search. I only wish I was closer to a track to get mine on it.
No worries I guess I should have added "vintage" and "not in a hurry to purchase"

I'd have to take the track certification classes first and the next session doesn't start till mid-June. They have bikes you can borrow for the classes, and I can't race till after that. So, I have a little time to find something.
whatwolf is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 06:39 PM
  #8  
clubman 
Youngman Grand
 
clubman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 7,442

Bikes: roadsters, club bikes, fixed and classic

Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1776 Post(s)
Liked 921 Times in 620 Posts
Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
The Centurion Ironman thread had a link to a Centurion track frame, and I believe it was on the smaller side....
Pretty sure that was mine, just about the right size too but it was sold a decade ago. Kinda rare.
clubman is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 06:45 PM
  #9  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 8,751

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 112 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1739 Post(s)
Liked 609 Times in 397 Posts
Originally Posted by whatwolf View Post
No worries I guess I should have added "vintage" and "not in a hurry to purchase"

I'd have to take the track certification classes first and the next session doesn't start till mid-June. They have bikes you can borrow for the classes, and I can't race till after that. So, I have a little time to find something.
I've talked to friends of mine who have done those classes, you will have a blast ! As you are a long time cyclist and know how to control your machine the rest is just familiarizing you with the track rules and layout.

I remember my motorcycle classes, I already knew how to ride so I got to have two fun days riding around a course but learning the road rules. Miss those bikes.
3speedslow is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 08:10 PM
  #10  
WolfgangVerne 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 19 Posts
There is this frame that is local to you in San Diego, not sure if it is the one being referred to above. But it's probably on the larger size of what you'd be looking for.

1983 Centurion "Trac" 54cm track frame set
WolfgangVerne is offline  
Old 04-28-16, 08:33 PM
  #11  
whatwolf
Unimatrix Zero
Thread Starter
 
whatwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 944
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by WolfgangVerne View Post
There is this frame that is local to you in San Diego, not sure if it is the one being referred to above. But it's probably on the larger size of what you'd be looking for.

1983 Centurion "Trac" 54cm track frame set
Thanks, but yeah that's too big.
whatwolf is offline  
Old 05-01-16, 08:49 PM
  #12  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: High Falls, NY, USA
Posts: 39,971

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 486 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6900 Post(s)
Liked 1,538 Times in 971 Posts
Originally Posted by whatwolf View Post
I'd have to take the track certification classes first and the next session doesn't start till mid-June. They have bikes you can borrow for the classes, and I can't race till after that. So, I have a little time to find something.
Interesting. We don't have that requirement here. You just need a license.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 05-02-16, 08:46 AM
  #13  
icepick_trotsky 
Aspiring curmudgeon
 
icepick_trotsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Saint Louis
Posts: 2,675

Bikes: Guerciotti, Serotta, Gaulzetti

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Interesting. We don't have that requirement here. You just need a license.
I had to do a certification class at my velodrome, too. The local leadership mandate for everyone so you don't cause a crash right out of the gate. Have you looked at an NJS frameset, @whatwolf? Lot available in your size.

https://stores.ebay.com/kagetsuen?_rdc=1
__________________
"Party on comrades" -- Lenin, probably
icepick_trotsky is offline  
Old 05-02-16, 10:33 PM
  #14  
Leukybear 
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 12,680

Bikes: Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle; Evil Insurgent

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 361 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 5 Posts
I just noticed you're in SD like I am. Although it's just passed, definitely be on the look out for the SD velodrome association's seasonal swap meets. I've seen alan carbonios and even a cinelli laser once.
I've been there religiously and the selection never fails to entertain all disciplines. Go early though, you'll be competing with not just one nationality!

Keeps your eyes peeled on craigslist too, I know too many people who have "scored" big on vintage track bikes that just happen to be their size. It definitely pays to search with basic terms and work your way through the crud.
__________________
¿pɐǝɹ oʇ sᴉ sᴉɥʇ ƃuᴉʎouuɐ ʍoɥ ǝǝs

Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Pound sign: Kilo TT
Leukybear is offline  
Old 05-06-16, 01:26 PM
  #15  
whatwolf
Unimatrix Zero
Thread Starter
 
whatwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 944
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes, I go to the swaps and I am searching locally. Just wanted to check in with C&V land.

So far just a few leads on modern bikes, which I'm not entirely opposed to, but I'm still looking.
whatwolf is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
TiHabanero
Framebuilders
13
04-23-18 03:11 PM
razorsprinter
Road Cycling
2
02-09-18 11:52 AM
queerpunk
Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area
1
10-19-13 02:34 PM
Hornstull
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
0
08-27-12 11:46 AM
Exit.
Classic & Vintage
29
01-24-10 10:13 AM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.