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i do not want bosses of any flavor on my track bike...

Old 05-10-08, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by eXCeSS View Post
im so glad you made two of these
Me too, it really emphasises that he is serious dammit! He only wants performance and none of that poseur style crap like brakes and water bottle holders, good on him i say, they just add weight and take away from said performance.
Hopefully he has his Vans or Dunks already picked out to go with those 'performance' clips and straps he has in mind....
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Old 05-10-08, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
But it's got that whoppingly massive hole drilled into the fork crown which ruins the whole look of the bike!!1
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Originally Posted by maldekai View Post
I am going to build a track bike from the frame up. I want a new one, not a vintage anything. Modern components and the lot. The frame has to be under $500. Problem is, every frame I look up on the net has those damn water bottle bosses that ruin the look of an otherwise clean sleek bike. IRO, Pake, Surly, bareknuckle all have bosses and braze-ons and I do NOT want to deal with Leader. Any suggestions on nice clean track frames w/o bosses or braze-ons or fork cut outs? NO BRAKES, NO WATER, I just want a frame that is meant to be ridden and no other bs about it.

*sigh.

PS. I do not want a new Bianchi Pista.
Wrong. Look again...
https://www.businesscycles.com/nessuno.htm

As for the brake holes.....just get over it.
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Old 05-10-08, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Pete J View Post
But it's got that whoppingly massive hole drilled into the fork crown which ruins the whole look of the bike!!1
If that tiny hole ruins the look of the bike for you (meaning the OP), then you have some issues. If you are that much of a sensitive princess, the scuffs on the tires, paint chips, and grime on your chain make will probably ruin the look for you too, so don't plan on riding your bike. How about filling that hole with a brake?
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Old 05-10-08, 05:08 AM
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Old 05-10-08, 05:31 AM
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Chucksbikes Tsunami track frame has no bosses, no brakes mounts, the rear doesn't even have a brake bridge! It's uber-light and the geometry is tight. I had mine powdercoated black and love it.
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Old 05-10-08, 05:52 AM
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No worries, I just merged them....

Originally Posted by maldekai View Post
Yeah, I totally understand what you mean... Although, in my accidental duplicate thread (sorry) someone linked me to https://www.alienbikes.com/index.html

I don't think they are being distributed just yet. I'm waiting on a response from customer service.

And on the electrons...I'm having the same problem. No shops sell them where I live so I have no clue how much they cost and they are never on ebay.
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Old 05-10-08, 06:30 AM
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I have an old Rampar 10 speed frame that has no bosses, or a derailleur hanger. I think most old 10 speeds are like that.
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Old 05-10-08, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by keisatsu View Post
Get rid of all those damned logos and that'd be a pretty hot frame.
Decals make it look good.

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On behalf of all of us who ride our bikes more than 30 miles at a clip and have to lash bottle mounts on with fricking hose clamps so that we don't dry up mid ride, suck it.

The kilo / flite / spicer frames don't have bottle mounts - they do have fender/rack mounts though. And any holes can get filled in when a frame is getting powdercoated, for what it's worth. A guy here got his bareknuckle de-holed and you'd never know that it was originally drilled for brakes.
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Old 05-10-08, 10:28 AM
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bianchi pista concept?
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Originally Posted by tynan View Post
last i checked the argon 18 electron track bike is 900 just for the frame
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Old 05-10-08, 12:29 PM
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If this will be an actual tRAck bike you may want to ask the nice folks in the Track sub-forum. You may get some actual help.
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Old 05-10-08, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by maldekai View Post
I am going to build a track bike from the frame up. I want a new one, not a vintage anything. Modern components and the lot. The frame has to be under $500. Problem is, every frame I look up on the net has those damn water bottle bosses that ruin the look of an otherwise clean sleek bike. IRO, Pake, Surly, bareknuckle all have bosses and braze-ons and I do NOT want to deal with Leader. Any suggestions on nice clean track frames w/o bosses or braze-ons or fork cut outs? NO BRAKES, NO WATER, I just want a frame that is meant to be ridden and no other bs about it.

*sigh.

PS. I do not want a new Bianchi Pista.
I totally understand, man, I hate all that practical useful **** too. It totally gets in the way of bicycle dress-up.
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Old 05-10-08, 06:20 PM
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Damn! So much hate! For those of you who think I am a sensitive princess, I ride a thirty four year old trash Peugeot, to and from work every day, rusty cottered cranks and all. I built the thing from salvaged parts and couldn't give less of a crap about what others think when they see me blasting around on a bike that I love the look and feel of.

Thanks to all who have helped point me in the direction of a frame that I will really enjoy.
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Old 05-10-08, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
I missed that, thanks. There are no bosses on them, however I'd still like the bridge to be solid. I really don't think I am asking too much here.
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Originally Posted by maldekai View Post
I missed that, thanks. There are no bosses on them, however I'd still like the bridge to be solid. I really don't think I am asking too much here.
We don't think you're asking too much. We think you're caring too much about something that matters very little.

Also, no one cares that you ride a POS bike: It proves nothing.
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holy god. so much hate just cuz duke wants his bike a certain way. i used to feel a degree of kinship with people id see riding bikes, now i feel the urge to lunge at the jugular on the off chance its one of the pissy little biotches from this board.
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Old 05-11-08, 01:38 AM
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i believe you can get milwaukee frames without the braze-ons and water bottle mounts..but i cant remember
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Originally Posted by Pete J View Post
Me too, it really emphasises that he is serious dammit! He only wants performance and none of that poseur style crap like brakes and water bottle holders, good on him i say, they just add weight and take away from said performance.
Hopefully he has his Vans or Dunks already picked out to go with those 'performance' clips and straps he has in mind....
DUDE? DUNKS? Did you read my mind or something? Olympic edition ftw! They will go well with the custom BAPE jeans I had made and the butt-ton of Obey and stussy t-shirts I just bought. That way, I will be able to ride clean. Also got some sweet double strap toeclips (purple to complement the gold) and a silken liner to keep them from scuffing my pimp-ass golden shoes. Gold-anodized chain anyone?

Brakes? Hell yeah they are poseur sauce! I'm not going to need them often because most the time i will be off my bike mingling with the bike scene ladies anyway. Some people say riding bikes without brakes is a liberating feeling and forces you to think ahead further. I say screw that! I think it just looks better without that junk (at least thats what I see guys riding in MASH)

You're wrong about one thing however, I'm not concerned about weight or performance, I'm concerned about style and looking fresh!

(Honestly, I wouldn't be getting the same negative responses if I were all particular about some high-end road bike or mountain bike. Just because track bikes are catching on with hipsters and "cool" people shouldn't immediately make it a sin to want that particular kind of bike. You know why I don't want any bottle bosses, cable housing braze-ons or drilled bridges and forks? It's because I won't ever use them on this bike, and I will be throwing hard-earned money at it.)
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Originally Posted by boilerup67 View Post
i believe you can get milwaukee frames without the braze-ons and water bottle mounts..but i cant remember
They have drill outs, but have a beautiful geometry. Thanks!
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hey guys look at the picture on page 1 im still trying to figure out how to install the waterbottle holder on my angus
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Originally Posted by maldekai View Post
..but have a beautiful geometry.
What does this mean to you?
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What you're looking for isn't readily available for $500 I guess. People are trashing you because you're so obviously buying a bike for looks and not "performance", which is fine, as many of the haters have done the same thing. Myself included. Make some compromises and you'll be golden.
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