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Old 05-22-07, 11:51 PM
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The fuji track?

so today i picked up a barely used 2006 Fuji Track. from what i can tell by looking at the tires they are stock, and barely worn down at all. i paid 450, i've found they are worth 600 brand new. the only thing from stock is the handlebars, which are some small ass flat bars.

did i get a good deal? can anyone tell me anything about these bikes?
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Old 05-22-07, 11:53 PM
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theyre good bikes. I rode mine into the ground.
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Old 05-23-07, 01:30 AM
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I got mine for $310 (came with carbon fiber seatpost, specialized saddle and armadillos). I love it. The paint is kinda cheesy so I took it off.
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Old 05-23-07, 02:00 AM
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Fuji Track: $405 new at Performance Bicycle.

There's no point wondering if you got a good deal now. Just ride it and enjoy.
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Old 05-23-07, 07:14 AM
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Yup, I got mine (2002) for less than $300, but just because you paid more than other folks for it doesn't mean that it's not a great bike, and that you shouldn't ride it til its tits fall off.
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Old 05-23-07, 08:08 AM
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The geometry is kinda relaxed for a track bike, but if you're riding in the street you'll probably see that as a plus anyway. The components are a little on the weak side, but you now have a great base to start upgrading on.
I bought the 2007 as a project bike for my GF. I only swapped out wheels, pedals, and bars, shipping everything else out to be powdercoated this week... gonna look like this when i get it back:

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The geometry is perfectly fine for a track bike unless you are one of those people who want a track bike so other hipsters will drool over the tight clearances between the tire and fork crown.
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The geometry is perfectly fine for a track bike unless you are one of those people who want a track bike so other hipsters will drool over the tight clearances between the tire and fork crown.
the wheelbase is reasnably tight, though the seat and headtube angles are 74 and 74.5 (or vice versa?). My soma is slightly steeper, and I can feel the difference in how it handles. The fuji feels more like my road bike.

I still like it though (I have the pro, which has basically the same geo)
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the headtube angle is actually 72, the pro is steeper at 75. The fuji track is really just a road bike with agressive geometry, which actually makes way more sense in the street-- but in the strictest sense, i wouldn't say this is a great track (velodrome) bike, but i think that's probably Fuji's point... The track is for street, track pro for velo.
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Originally Posted by sp00ki
the headtube angle is actually 72, the pro is steeper at 75. The fuji track is really just a road bike with agressive geometry, which actually makes way more sense in the street-- but in the strictest sense, i wouldn't say this is a great track (velodrome) bike, but i think that's probably Fuji's point... The track is for street, track pro for velo.
It's only 72 on the tiny ones.
It is an entry level track bike and it serves that function quite well. Not the best available but it's also far cheaper then anything else. All in all perfectly adequate for the demands of a noob track racer.

Have you ever raced one on a track?
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I don't understand the relevance of your question.

But yeah, just checked the chart-- the 52cm i got for my girl has 72 degrees. Seems like the steertube gets steeper and the seattube more relaxed as the toptube gets longer.
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hmm... seeing where the debate is going i should mention this si strictly for road bike training/commuting/fun.

i see these new online everywhere for 600, just like i was told, but thats not really the point. like u said, i have it now, so i'm going to ride its tits off! ha

everyone at the shop i work at thinks its coole, but some of them say i should take back and just employee purchase a langster for the same price.

my arguement against is cromo versus aluminum. any thoughts on that regard?
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Originally Posted by sp00ki
I don't understand the relevance of your question.
Well if one of us has raced on a fuji track and seen and talked to many others who have they are probably more qualified to determine whether or not it is an adaquate track bike then someone who hasn't raced with a fuji or possibly even any other bike and is just relating knowledge gained from listening to other hipsters brag about how steep and tight their geometry is.
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Originally Posted by BSource-Wacker
hmm... seeing where the debate is going i should mention this si strictly for road bike training/commuting/fun.

i see these new online everywhere for 600, just like i was told, but thats not really the point. like u said, i have it now, so i'm going to ride its tits off! ha

everyone at the shop i work at thinks its coole, but some of them say i should take back and just employee purchase a langster for the same price.

my arguement against is cromo versus aluminum. any thoughts on that regard?
If you don't feel bad about returning the bike I would probably go for the langster.
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Originally Posted by dutret
Well if one of us has raced on a fuji track and seen and talked to many others who have they are probably more qualified to determine whether or not it is an adaquate track bike then someone who hasn't raced with a fuji or possibly even any other bike and is just relating knowledge gained from listening to other hipsters brag about how steep and tight their geometry is.
Not sure what bone you have to pick, but you should probably relax a little.
Not trying to e-fight.
Also, no matter how many times you type the word hipster, you can't change the fact that a steeper steertube is going to equal more responsive steering and a tighter wheelbase.
If you're feeling sensitive because you got a bike that has a reputation for being "too entry level", you should probably spend less time posting about it and more time getting over it.

Anyway, back to what everyone else was talking about-- i'm pretty sure your bike will be (like i said before) perfect for street riding, and assuming you enjoy 1" threaded, great for upgrading.
I'm curious-- what size did you get?
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The slack geometry debate AGAIN? How many of you slacksayers even race anyway? I understand the Fuji track is popular at velodromes as a rental fleet bike. They are cheap, and get the job done. Anyone serious about making points on the track is going to drop a few more $. Then again isn't track racing more about the engine than the chassis? You can kick tires, and spout cliches all you want, but if you want track cred, all ya gotta do is beat someone on the track.
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Why are we talking about track racing in a thread about a guy buying a bike for the street? I never post here because everyone's so agressive.
Am i missing something here?
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Originally Posted by sp00ki
Why are we talking about track racing in a thread about a guy buying a bike for the street? I never post here because everyone's so agressive.
Am i missing something here?
Because you posted that the geometry was to relaxed for the track. A statement which is both wrong and for which you clearly lack the knowledge to make.

And no I am not sensitive because I bought one. I am sensitive because people like you ignorantly spouting off ad nauseum about what is necessary to ride on a track keep interested people from actually doing so when their equipment is actually perfectly adequate.
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Tight geometry is good for city riding, where there is a lot of traffic. Its not just some hipster thing.
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude
Tight geometry is good for city riding, where there is a lot of traffic. Its not just some hipster thing.
Road bikes are tight enough. Worrying about sub cm clearances is purely a hipster thing.
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how is it that "hipster" even got brought up in this thread


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Originally Posted by dutret
Road bikes are tight enough. Worrying about sub cm clearances is purely a hipster thing.
I don't know about clearances, but handling is a lot more confident with a tight wheelbase and sharp steering. I definately notice the handling difference between my soma, fuji pro, and road bike (specialized allez). Of all of them, the Soma is most confident in traffic, if you don't count flex when doing skid turns.
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LBS had the Fuji Track new for 419.
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how is it that "hipster" even got brought up in this thread

dutret counters anything he thinks is trivial or pointless by saying it's hipster nonsense.
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Originally Posted by willypilgrim
dutret counters anything he thinks is trivial or pointless by saying it's hipster nonsense.

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