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C&V track bikes or dedicated single speed SHOW TIME!

Old 12-05-20, 08:35 AM
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C&V track bikes or dedicated single speed SHOW TIME!

I have a few bikes that I have single speeded, (not drewed) I have used a few older non-derailleur mount bikes like my 73 SuperCourse and my 74 Grand Prix.
Show off your single speed, Fixed gear, and Track bikes.

Here is my SuperCourse



Here is my 74 Grand Prix


While not vintage, it is a classic style frame.
I just got this my first true track style frame.



Fun ride, I have both setups, Drop bars and Riser bars, and can change them out in a few minutes.
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Old 12-05-20, 08:53 AM
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Old 12-05-20, 09:00 AM
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Nice looking bikes everyone.
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1961 Legnano

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Ran the Battaglin as a single speed for a number of years - Now geared.



1983 Trek 560 fixed gear. Sold the frame at the peak of the craze for $$$.



Palo Alto fixed gear. Didn't like the way it handled in the front end. Sold.



French fixed poop.



Non-vintage Kilo TT - ice cream and cake bike.

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Not C&V but inverted retro - Newer frame older parts.
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Old 12-05-20, 09:57 AM
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I'm still in process of finding a making/matching wheelset for the Miyata track.


In less of a state I have a DeRosa track bike in need of a front end.
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Old 12-05-20, 10:08 AM
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Flip flop hub. Working on a piste but no pics.

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1938 CCM Road Racer - inherited from original owner (family) who had the rear wheel replaced in the 70s with a coaster brake hub (Perry B100) which is awful - luckily I also have the correct Phillips centre pull brake on there!


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79 Panasonic Track. It was drilled for brakes from the factory. The selling point was a bike for new racers, they could ride this bike to the track take off the brakes, race, put the brakes back on and ride home. It also came with a chain guard from the factory but I didn't get that part. This one has hand built 27" wheels.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
1961 Legnano

Back when I got my first track bike (a Helyett), in 1964, Legnanos were considered the ne plus ultra by the road and track racers I knew.
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Just getting into my first time updating some minor components on the 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow, so this may be the last time I post it with this "as found" configuration... Freewheel/fixed Bayliss-Wiley rear hub, essentially as it was straight from the factory except the bars and stem had been changed by the first owner, which is what I'm working to rectify.

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Here is my 1971 Raleigh Pro Track which I built up from frameset and raced in summer 2014.




And here is my 1975 Viscount street fixie conversion. I've played bike polo on it, and if I do again, I think I'll lower the gearing and go to freewheel. Bike polo is a truckload of fun!


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My Panasonic NJS track bike. We have a velodrome about 90 minutes away, but have not had a chance to get there. I think I will remove the velocity stickers. I’d really like to swap in some silver rims.



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@Shrevvy, those are some steep frame angles, aren't they? Especially the seat tube.
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I got this track frame on eBay. It had letters on it that indicated it was a Witcomb:



I eventually figured out that it was a Holdsworth-made Claud Butler Olympic Sprint from 1964; so I gad it repainted (thanks, again, @sloar!) and put the right graphics on it:



Uncertain that that was quite the right size for me, I got this JRJ track frame, coincidentally also from 1964 and built it up with somewhat more modern parts:


And I set up this old Bottecchia as a fixed gear randonneuring bike:

Though that one is a little different now.
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@Shrevvy, those are some steep frame angles, aren't they? Especially the seat tube.
Yes, it is quite steep. Just realized how blurry the first pic is. I have a Lemond Fillmore that I ride around town. It has much more relaxed geometry.
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~1992 Dennis Bushnell track bike. 62cm CTT. Fillet-brazed steel construction. No brake caliper accommodations. Rode well on the Marymoor velodrome, which is a really bumpy track, especially on the racing line.

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my ‘00 Waterford - funny, i dont really think of it as vintage at all - classic maybe, but everytime i bring it out it turns heads



3Rensho funny bike -



custom Scissortail with the car that influencedthe paint color. This pic is 3 years old and sadly the car is gone—. In its place is a much more practical and utilitarian Toyota Tacoma pickup
But just once in my life i thought - i want my custom track bike painted to match my Vette drop top



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My '88 Paramount has always been ridden set up fixed.
Assembled from motley selection of spare parts and a cheap wheelset, it's a bit of a mutt but it sure rides nice and has taken me on many adventures.
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I've had my Grand Jubile set up fixed gear for the last year. I've been really loving having a fixed gear around but I'm always at least casually looking for a frame with track dropouts in my size. Kind of hard to find them in 62cm or larger.

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Yeah, and the bb drop looks almost negative.

Originally Posted by noglider View Post
@Shrevvy, those are some steep frame angles, aren't they? Especially the seat tube.
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Skinny tires on that Raleigh, no? (Inside Joke)

Love the chainring on the Viscount.

Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Here is my 1971 Raleigh Pro Track which I built up from frameset and raced in summer 2014.




And here is my 1975 Viscount street fixie conversion. I've played bike polo on it, and if I do again, I think I'll lower the gearing and go to freewheel. Bike polo is a truckload of fun!


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2002 Derek Land-built Mercian Vincitore custom road fixed gear designed for long rides. Track ends are a pain for road fixed riding with fenders and I think their usefulness away from velodromes is overrated. Otherwise, a lovely bike to ride and my all-time favorite.




My ‘73 Raleigh Competition Mk II running 42/44T chainrings and a Surly 17/19T Dingle cog for 70-in fixed pavement and 60-in fixed gravel. Someday I’ll splurge on a 20/22T Dos Eno freewheel for the other side of the hub and have 59 and 51 inch gears for ambling and mild singletrack.



My ‘71 Gitane TdF that was meant to be a vacation beater but got the bulk of my mileage for several years - Kogswell hubs laced to MA3s, Stronglight 93s on a Phil BB, but above all Gitane’s special sauce geometry with a slightly steeper head and low-trail end with metric-gauge 531. Wish it took bigger tires! I love this bike almost as much as the Mercian.

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