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BikeIsland's brown motobecane trackframe

Old 06-17-08, 05:44 PM
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BikeIsland's brown motobecane trackframe

I searched, but found nothing. Has anyone bought and builtup BikeIsland's new brown Motobecane trackframe? The price was was right ($110) so i picked one up. I also bought a Kinesis carbon (alloy tube) fork for $80. Basically I've been riding an IRO that is slightly too large for me and i'm finally gonna do something about it. I'll switch my sugino crankset, wheels, bars, etc over.


edit: bikeisland just emailed and said it is not a motobecane, but the SE Lager. Thats fine. still looks decent.

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Old 06-17-08, 05:48 PM
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you won't be disappointed.
i haven't ridden one but i've seen the messenger in person and it's a nice frame.

i got my kilo tt frameset and built it up from bikeisland using parts from my old conversion, it was awesome.
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Old 06-17-08, 05:56 PM
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What size is your IRO frame? I didn't see the size on your velospace
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Old 06-17-08, 06:04 PM
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^IRO calls it a 62cm but its a little smaller. I prefer a 57-58. I bought the bikeisland frame size 58 frame. they measure c-t, so we'll see what it ends up being. i just need smaller. My Lemond is perfect (size 57).

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Old 06-17-08, 06:06 PM
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the sizing/dimensions/appearance of those motorbecane "trackframes" looks identical to the iro mark v/ angus.
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well, cable guides?
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well, cable guides?
mark v has top tube guides in exactly the same location as the motorbecane.

but you are right, no guides on the angus.
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is that new? there was a mark v on my campus that i was sure didn't have them a year or two back.
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is that new? there was a mark v on my campus that i was sure didn't have them a year or two back.
there used to be a "mark v pro" model made with heat treated tubing, no cable guides or brazeons anywhere, but that model is no more.

mark v has always had tt guides.
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I considered the Alien frame because they are finally almost in. But once you add the powdercoat, it was too much.

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Ride Among Us--or anyone else that has this frame--any updates on this frame? What kind of geometry does it have (I am horrible at reading the charts)? How is the paint? Any pictures of it built up?

I am seriously considering this frame because of the price.
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Ride Among Us--or anyone else that has this frame--any updates on this frame? What kind of geometry does it have (I am horrible at reading the charts)? How is the paint? Any pictures of it built up?

I am seriously considering this frame because of the price.
it's the same as the SE Lager. Search that.
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yes, i built it up and it is my backup bike now. it is fine -good geometry and understated looks. the decals come right off (it was a SE Lager, not motobecane like i thought). i put cantalever brakes on cyclocross forks and jumbo tires. i ride it on trails, gravel, snow, rain, etc. you can click either of my links below to see it, its a "lager" not a motobecane. size 57 i believe. excellent price and quick shipping from bikeisland.

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I am still very interested in this frame. Anymore pictures from anyone?

Ride Among Us, thanks for the pics of the bike. It looks very nice for $125 shipped.
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Seems like that price is about right with no fork and that tubing.

Once you buy some fat ugly carbon fork for it it will end up being the same price or more as the kilo frameset, but heavier and uglier.
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