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just purchased a fuji track pro frame need suggestions for build :)

Old 10-30-08, 10:04 PM
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just purchased a fuji track pro frame need suggestions for build :)

after weeks of nonstop internet research and craigslist scannings on fixed gear bikes, I finally found something that was interesting on craigslist. A posting for a 2005 Fuji Track Pro mint condition frame. In his bundle he included, a soma fabrication stem, dura ace cranks, 49t crampy chainring, thompson elite seat post, stock fork/headset, and the frame itself for a whopping $450.

I recently got into bicycling only a few months back and although i have a general idea of what parts i need, i am not sure of sizing, brands, and stuff of that nature.

Before all of you shoot me I would like to declare that i know there are other bikes better suited for me. However, price was right and i figured i would learn a lot more about bikes if i actually build one.

So, what do i need to get my bike rolling? (please don't be witty and type tires)

Oh yeah and this is my first post, on this forum and i wanted to say hi...hi
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seat, wheels, and handlebars
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cog, chain, lockring, tubes, tires
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pedals, slips, straps
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top tube pad, spoke cards, knog lights
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top tube pad, spoke cards, knog lights
ftw. hahaha
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Old 10-30-08, 10:26 PM
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Lots of ideas on Velospace.

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arrospok, shants, cog tattoo
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honestly
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If you are gonna build a FTP(Fuji track pro)i would use all japanese parts.

Oly reason is Im building Masi Coltello with a Miche track group and I like to keep it in the same nationality. Or you could opt to go TARCK.

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Aerospoke, risers, ourys, knog frogs, spoke cards, girl pants, pbr, and top tube pad
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Originally Posted by physh View Post
Aerospoke, risers, ourys, knog frogs, spoke cards, girl pants, pbr, and top tube pad
Knogs actually have a good purpose they give you visibility......but the rest I am in accord with.
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Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
Knogs actually have a good purpose they give you visibility......but the rest I am in accord with.
haha opposite day.
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Originally Posted by novacane View Post
honestly
This same sort of thing happened all the time on VW Vortex...

"I just got a Jetta from my grandmas gin rummy buddy down the road for $100!! What should my first modz be???? K&N intake and a new seat cover from Autozone!!?"

I would hope that by now, after all your intensive market research into the fixed gear world, you would have determined what kind of components and what style you might be going for. I'm totally with novacane here... this is YOUR bike, not the BikeForums SSFG theme bike, so do what you want, and make it the way you'd like. Don't leave this bike up to committee. Do your own thing!!!

You already have a real good base, so run with it and make it your own.
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show us your 60/40.
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The Deda Pista stem and bar arrangement is very stiff and nearly all of the pros ride that. The same goes for Dura Ace cranks, which are just about as stiff as can be. There's minimized power transfer loss, there.

A for the wheels, that one's a little up in the air. Dura Ace hubs laced to Mavic Reflexes are a classic track wheel that does well in pretty much all circumstances unless you want something a little more aero, in which case you're probably going to want to look to Cane Creek or, if you're made of money, Zipp.

For tires, that depends on how you ride and what you're partial to. I can say nothing but good things about Continental Podiums.

Pedals are, again, a matter of preference, but the professionals seem to gravitate towards Dura Ace pedals.
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Cane Creek 80mm deep dish carbon wheels, dura ace clipless, siidi shoes, and lots of velodrome time.

To be honest, if you just got into cycling, you've got the wrong bike. The track pro is a very stiff, very twitchy (compared to most bikes), and not intended for the street. You could part it out (dura ace track cranks are too nice for the street, IMO, I mean they're a 300+ dollar crank set!) and make a tidy extra 200 dollars and buy a new Bianchi or a very entry level road bike.

Just my opinion.

If you want to actually get into track racing, it's an awesome setup that can carry you to Nationals.
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here's my 2005. i'll sell you all my components.
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Originally Posted by guhjeeh View Post
. A posting for a 2005 Fuji Track Pro mint condition frame. In his bundle he included, a soma fabrication stem, dura ace cranks, 49t crampy chainring, thompson elite seat post, stock fork/headset, and the frame itself for a whopping $450.
pix or it didn't happen , i hope those da carnks are road cranks and not track cranks because the seller would be smoking crack to sell all those things for 450$....

i sold y da7600 cranks + 49da 7710 ring for 250 alone....thomson posts go for around 50$ used.... stem maybe 20$....

u essentially bought a FTP frameset for 150$ . steal.
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Originally Posted by novacane View Post
honestly
cog tattoo
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Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
u essentially bought a FTP frameset for 150$ . steal.
It probably was.
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What are you gonna use the bike for?

(track? urban street? fixed gear road?)
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Originally Posted by lollerskatez View Post
cog tattoo
Cog tattoos are played-out. Cog branding is what you want now. Take your old cog, set it on the stove until it gets good and hot, then have a friend gently place it somewhere on you.

Cheaper and quicker than a tattoo as well.

(Clean the cog first.)

The question is what size to get: a smaller cog indicates you're a stronger cyclist, but a bigger cog indicates a higher tolerance for pain.

It all depends on what kind of rider you want to be.
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
i almost bought an FTP then realized it only uses 6000 series aluminum which is not for me/my application...
which is what, exactly?

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i 2nd the cog branding..

tramp stamp style, so all the riders behind u will be awestruck to see it crowning your girl pants.
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