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Old 03-02-16, 11:51 AM
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C&V track bike

I know this area is mainly road bikes . But this bike is a classic , I would buy it but I like being married .
Gitane vintage track bike
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Start bring home catalogs of the latest CF bikes, make sure the prices are listed. Then you can safely bring home a $500 bike. It all 'bout perspective
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I'd own one =) A vintage, European track bike is on my list right after I thin the heard to acceptable levels... which is going to take a while.
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Show her this first, then buy the other one.



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Makes me want to get into my team race shorts, make a jamming tool, and ride down the banking.

Gitane made a "b" line track bike, which I think that one is. Someone upgraded it with Campy bits. Atala made one too. You would think some of those would pop up on CL and ebay.
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Wow, that punches the vintage track bike on the list, but...

I bought new and slowly letting it become C&V
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Screenshot, because once the ad goes down, this thread is useless.













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https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycl...tane-kilo.html check # 11
Here is another Gitane apparently owned by C&Vs' own solar , I wonder what the geometry difference is on these two or if there is any ? That red Paramount is awesome , and I wonder if anyone would pay 9K for that thing . IthaDan thanks for the screen shot .
PS I think it's understood here that this is not my bike , I only posted it because I thought it's a good deal and someone might not normally see the add . Funny thing the person who owns it lives about a block from me .
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I got this one a few years back. The problem is that the nearest velodrome is 150 miles away.

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I just renewed my USAC license this year for the first time in a while --- i still align myself with the trackies

Love the old track bikes --- They are works of art that still don't give up much to the "new,trick stuff" out on the track.

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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Wow, that punches the vintage track bike on the list, but...

I bought new and slowly letting it become C&V
LOL - thats me, --- i havent bought a new track bike in years (year 2000 to be exact ) ---
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A good friend of mine bought a Cinelli Laser. That price tag pails in comparison
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Originally Posted by markwesti
PS I think it's understood here that this is not my bike , I only posted it because I thought it's a good deal and someone might not normally see the add . Funny thing the person who owns it lives about a block from me .
Totally with you there. I know I've been frustrated by threads about craigslist links that drum up some good conversation and insight, but the ad is long gone. I make a point when I can, in the name of the BF knowledge base, to screenshot as many ads as I can. Who knows when the thread will turn up in someone's Google search.
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Hey cb400bill , that is one good looking bike hope you get it on a track someday .
DMC so what is your track bike ?
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Originally Posted by markwesti
Hey cb400bill , that is one good looking bike hope you get it on a track someday .
DMC so what is your track bike ?

Mine's a 531 tubed Waterford -- lugs, threaded steerer -- it looks like a retro even though its somewhat from the modern era . I've got multiple sets of wheels for it , but the Corima's were the last shoes it was wearing when i put it up a few years back




This one definitively tickles the C&V boxes though for people who like late 80's/early 90's stuff -- 3Rensho track time trial bike. Fillet brazed Ishiwata tubing-- The last time it was used on a track was 2002, right around the corner from ya at the Balboa Park velodrome (well, not exactly around the corner , but down in San Diego ) --- i'd have to figure out a way to get those handlebars up a bit to take a spin on it now


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Very cool bikes DMC , back in the late 70s' I was renting a house about a mile from the Balboa park/ Encino velodrome area . At that time I had a Gitane road bike, my buds and I would strip down our road bikes and hop the fence at the VD and ride . None of us had the money for a real VD bike , on race night we would get a bottle of wine and sit in the stands . Those were some good days .
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Originally Posted by markwesti
Very cool bikes DMC , back in the late 70s' I was renting a house about a mile from the Balboa park/ Encino velodrome area . At that time I had a Gitane road bike, my buds and I would strip down our road bikes and hop the fence at the VD and ride . None of us had the money for a real VD bike , on race night we would get a bottle of wine and sit in the stands . Those were some good days .
In Australia back in the 70s' VD was an acronym for the unknown transmission of an intimate condition between consenting adults.
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In Australia back in the 70s' VD was an acronym for the unknown transmission of an intimate condition between consenting adults.
Haha , you "caught" the funny .
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I started my velodrome love affair with a 2003 Fuji Track Pro...it rides like a scalpel, but I felt like I really needed a vintage steel frame too.


This one popped up 3000 miles away and I pulled major strings to get it in hand...it makes me warm and fuzzy every time I see it in the garage, and it rides like a dream.












If you can swing it, do it.....nothing like flat out on the banking.




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Beautiful bike Steve , a real classic . Love the paint .
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