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good trainer, road geometry, horiz. dropouts...

Old 07-31-08, 12:13 AM
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good trainer, road geometry, horiz. dropouts...

I'm looking for a trainer
-track drops (edit** not horiz drops)
-loops for rear brake line
-road geometry.


I like the https://www.lemondbikes.com/bikes/tra...l/fillmore.php but am looking at older bikes so that I can find something like this, but used, for $500 or less.


anyone know of any other bikes like this --- the langster does come to mind i guess too. anything else i should keep my eyes peeled for. Trainer specific bikes

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Old 07-31-08, 01:36 AM
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Old 07-31-08, 09:21 AM
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a Conversion from a road frame comes to mind and can be done for way cheaper than 500 if you know where to look.
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Old 07-31-08, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by comptechgsr View Post
Trainer specific bikes
huh?
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Old 07-31-08, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Jenkinsal2 View Post
a Conversion from a road frame comes to mind and can be done for way cheaper than 500 if you know where to look.
definitely,
but i want something with horiz dropouts
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Originally Posted by comptechgsr View Post
definitely,
but i want something with horiz dropouts
You mean track ends?

You can probably find an 07 Raleigh One Way or Rush Hour for <= $500.
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Old 07-31-08, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by comptechgsr View Post
definitely,
but i want something with horiz dropouts
Most conversions have them. What do you mean trainer specific? Clearly not meant for a trainer as then you would just buy an ergometer or something.
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Horizontal drop out:

Track end:
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Old 07-31-08, 11:42 AM
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ahh
yes.
track ends

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Old 07-31-08, 12:37 PM
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Why do you want track ends? They make life harder in many circumstances and easier in only a few.
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Almost any pre 90's road bike will do and can be had on ebay sometimes for less than $50 (frame/fork).
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Originally Posted by gfrance View Post
Almost any pre 90's road bike will do and can be had on ebay sometimes for less than $50 (frame/fork).
Exactly. 89 Trek 660. $50 for frame and fork on the Bay. Set up exactly like my race bike except that it has 19 fewer gear options.

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The new Jury frame from https://www.bikeisland.com looks like it would suit your needs. $215 for the frame.
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And when you say trainer, do you mean a winter training fixed gear bike, or a bike to ride on a trainer or rollers?
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The new Jury frame from https://www.bikeisland.com looks like it would suit your needs. $215 for the frame.
Fender and rack mounts! Sweet.
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training for local flat rides, long rides, up and down rolling hills etc.

i've been using my track bike, but want something more comfortable for the 75+milers
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If you want a real trainer for winter,try the Van Dessel(country road bob) i just got one two weeks ago for this winter, and man is it the real thing!!im ready!!!bring it on!
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how do track ends make life harder?
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its just slower to get the rear wheel out is all.
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Old 07-31-08, 11:43 PM
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wow that van dessel looks pretty wild. never seen anything like it.

how do you like riding it, vger?
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I love the bob,it climbs like a mountain goat and is very fast on the flats,it's gonna be a great winter bike to train on and help me be in great shape for next spring,it's just one of those once in a life time bikes.
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https://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=25174

plus another 15% off starting this weekend.
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sputnik. i use mine for exactly what you describe and it is spectacular. price is over $500 new however. i got mine on ebay, complete save a wheelset for $325 delivered. you might get lucky...
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