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Old 04-12-18, 08:59 PM
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Old 04-13-18, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by REDMASTA View Post
Ha, yeah they look almost as if they were designed for the shape of your tubing. My tubing is round so they may still twist a little, who knows. Using a saddle mounted cage which works OK but would prefer something on the frame.
I've used the TwoFish Quick Cage adapter on a round-tube steel bike with no issues. Well, except for not tightening the strap enough at first, and having it slip down in the rain. Tightening the strap fixed that. The cage can still move around a little because the rubber is flexible, but it's not bad.

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Old 04-13-18, 09:05 AM
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Where should a track frame trade be posted ?
Obviously not in this thread. I would try pedalroom, more action over there selling and trading fixed gear bikes. That being said a Fuji Track classic frame isn't worth much.
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Old 04-13-18, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by phobus View Post
I've used the TwoFish Quick Cage adapter on a round-tube steel bike with no issues. Well, except for not tightening the strap enough at first, and having it slip down in the rain. Tightening the strap fixed that. The cage can still move around a little because the rubber is flexible, but it's not bad.
Thanks for the input, I've seen the twofish adapter before been meaning to try it out.
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Old 04-13-18, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by joesch View Post
Where should a track frame trade be posted ?
I recently acquired a
2016 Fuji Track Classic Track Bike 54cm
Fuji Elios 2 custom-butted chromoly all black color
Its too small for me, I got with intention of putting parts on a frame around 60 size.
Bottom bracket and headset included
Would prefer a classic 80s Italian Columbus road frame.
Sorry if this is the wrong forumn but could not search/find a better spot and
I dont have priv to submit a for sale post
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...VBYWRhXzY2ZFFn
The first sticky thread at the top of the page.

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Old 04-13-18, 01:17 PM
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We're just not gonna talk about gold bar tape then?
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Old 04-13-18, 01:21 PM
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We're just not gonna talk about gold bar tape then?
I 100% support obnoxious bartape in all instances.
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Old 04-13-18, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
We're just not gonna talk about gold bar tape then?
It is oddly out of place in that woodland setting.


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Old 04-13-18, 02:13 PM
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It is oddly out of place in that woodland setting.


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There's gold in them thar woods!
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Old 04-13-18, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
We're just not gonna talk about gold bar tape then?
It's even more reflective than it looks.

Bike shop bargain box find by a buddy. Been waiting for cross season to end to put it on.

People seem to love it in person. I think it's fun for now but can't wait for it to fall apart. I'm not about to throw away perfectly intact tape.
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Old 04-13-18, 07:23 PM
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Looks like something youíd wrap a satellite with, I like it.
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Old 04-14-18, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by REDMASTA View Post
Obviously not in this thread. I would try pedalroom, more action over there selling and trading fixed gear bikes. That being said a Fuji Track classic frame isn't worth much.
Notice that you have a Fuji Track bike. You have a diff model. Why not worth much for Fuji Track classic frame ?
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Old 04-14-18, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by joesch View Post
Notice that you have a Fuji Track bike. You have a diff model. Why not worth much for Fuji Track classic frame ?
Itís a 2015 Fuji Track Classic, all the ones of late are basically the same. It was my first fixed gear which I bought new at a bike shop for $299, even got points back to put towards better tires. It was an ok way to test the waters, and other than weighing 23lbs and some small quirks with the dropout alignment it rides fine.

Looking at the parts individually there is nothing really special, including the frame. Itís not particularly good craftsmanship and Iím almost convinced itís the same frame as on the Windsor Hour with a Fuji paint job. So thatís why I said itís not worth much on its own.

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Old 04-18-18, 10:24 AM
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Here's the fixed frame I built for myself. Looking at the pic reminds me that I still need to drill the stem for the cable housing termination and get rid of that ugly bracket...like I have done for my other bikes. Sugino 75 with a perfectly aligned 1/8" drivetrain, 650B x 34 Col de la Vie tires which are a bargain and very nice. When I ride with my geared friends their bike's drivetrains annoy, if not outright hurt, my ears. Mine sounds like a very quiet Swiss watch. It was a joy to build and is a joy to ride.

And the bend on those fork blades? Ooo la la!

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Old 04-18-18, 12:14 PM
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I bought a very fugly 66cm Ross Cr-Mo frame/fork on eBay about a month ago. Stripped it, searched the corners of the internet for bargains for parts and did a Rustoleum paint job. It comes in about 21 pounds--using the bathroom scale with me holding/not holding the bike.

It fits my 5'18" self well (36" inseem) and I'm looking forward for the snow in the land of Cheese and Beer to finally give way to spring.

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Old 04-18-18, 03:23 PM
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It fits my 5'18" self well (36" inseem)

I'm 4' 14", so I'm at the other end of the spectrum. That is a tall bike!!
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Old 04-18-18, 04:32 PM
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That head tube is longer than some people's seat tubes.
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Old 04-18-18, 05:44 PM
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I finally found a home for these tacky wheels and it turns out to be a classy Italian frame.
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Old 04-19-18, 08:07 AM
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I bought a very fugly 66cm Ross Cr-Mo frame/fork on eBay about a month ago. Stripped it, searched the corners of the internet for bargains for parts and did a Rustoleum paint job. It comes in about 21 pounds--using the bathroom scale with me holding/not holding the bike.

It fits my 5'18" self well (36" inseem) and I'm looking forward for the snow in the land of Cheese and Beer to finally give way to spring.


That's a lot of masking work for a rattle can job. I admire the dedication.
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That's a lot of masking work for a rattle can job. I admire the dedication.
Its a most of roll of blue tape and maybe an hour to mask--painted the gray first and then masked and painted the white. Used a paint pen (black) for the "pinstripes" on the lugs where the gray/white meet...that took maybe 15 minutes. That said, I appreciate the compliment. I enjoy the artistic side of the build, and I'm rather proud of how this one looks.
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Old 04-21-18, 12:04 PM
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Finally have a new phone with a working camera so here is some pics of my old CCM all done up for my small tour this summer.
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Old 04-22-18, 12:47 PM
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It kind of hurts my head trying to figure out what is bike and what is shadow here...
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Old 04-22-18, 07:57 PM
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It kind of hurts my head trying to figure out what is bike and what is shadow here...
Haha thought it was a cool picture, just not the greatest to show off the bike. This one's a little better.
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Old 04-24-18, 08:27 AM
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