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My very unusual find: track bikes [PIC HEAVY!]

Old 05-25-12, 07:33 AM
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LOL! I almost blew my coffee! Exact opposite, actually. Toronto is a craaaazy market for bikes, specially old ones.
In that case this must be an opportunity of a lifetime. You got an honest seller, since others were making higher offers for the frames. I remember years ago: I went to buy a tripod and when I got to the persons studio, they called me and told me that someone else is paying them more money. What a POS! I was livid.
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Please say hi if you see me riding one of the above. But until I get the parts needed, I'll be riding this:

wow, love it. I will for sure!
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Originally Posted by xavier853 View Post
Talk about luck! I thought I got a good deal on my concept!

I would throw you an offer for the panasonic, but it looks like it is probably too small for me.
I haven't measured the Panasonic yet, but I think they're both 52. A bit small for me too but should be fine as I don't see myself riding a FG a lot.

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In that case this must be an opportunity of a lifetime. You got an honest seller, since others were making higher offers for the frames. I remember years ago: I went to buy a tripod and when I got to the persons studio, they called me and told me that someone else is paying them more money. What a POS! I was livid.
True. I can't blame them, it's human nature. TBH, I was expecting the same thing would happen with this deal. I talked to the seller 9am and told him I'll pick up right the f now, then he tells me "oh I have to work, how's 6:30pm?". I spent the whole day looking up photos, and expecting to get a call saying he's been offered more and if I'm willing to go higher. LOL

It has happened to me too many times - it's part of the game. It's nice when you meet people that stick to the deal and gives the first person the chance.

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Originally Posted by Bimdapogs View Post
I haven't measured the Panasonic yet, but I think they're both 52. A bit small for me too but should be fine as I don't see myself riding a FG a lot.
ooh. well whattaya know. that is my size...
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That Makino is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my entire life.
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yeah, i would consider parting with a kidney for that makino.
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Old 05-25-12, 09:39 AM
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Must have Panasonic. ...or makino.

Dude. Deal of a lifetime. You're so lucky. It's too bad the only thing sold around buffalo is huffy's or overpriced crabon roadies with aero bars
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It's too bad the only thing sold around buffalo is huffy's or overpriced crabon roadies with aero bars
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Beautiful frames, but I don't know much about FG bikes beyond seeing them raced in the 'Little 500' at Indiana University (remember the movie Breaking Away?). Is your interest driven by the novelty of this style, are you a former racer, do you intend to train on them or just ride them for fun? I've always wanted a genuine Little 500 bike to fix up for display in my den.
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Old 05-25-12, 11:12 AM
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Beautiful frames, but I don't know much about FG bikes beyond seeing them raced in the 'Little 500' at Indiana University (remember the movie Breaking Away?). Is your interest driven by the novelty of this style, are you a former racer, do you intend to train on them or just ride them for fun? I've always wanted a genuine Little 500 bike to fix up for display in my den.
An odd place to ask this question. Please look here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!
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Old 05-25-12, 11:27 AM
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we gotta know what you paid now
Guess it's alright to say.. And it would make sense I won't have to PM every body that asks..
$200. For both. Including all the components you see, plus an NJS saddle that I left in the car. LOL

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The makino is definitely the one that made my jaw drop. Just look at that paint job.

I am so jealous right now.
Thanks! Exact same reaction when I saw it in person! Cheers, man.
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Thanks! I think..
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Thanks! I think..
Just hugs and kisses you lucky bastard.
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
An odd place to ask this question. Please look here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eed-Start-Here!
Guess being the new guy on the block has it's disadvantages. If I've violated some protocol by asking a question "in an odd place", please excuse me. My questions seemed perfectly appropriate to me, but you're the expert and this is my first day on the track.

By the way, my questions were directed to the OP regarding his personal interest in owning FG bikes. I don't think his answers would be found in the thread you referred me to. Furthermore, the thread intro says not to post unless it is to provide constructive info for the forum.

I think your response to my post was "odd" at best. Thanks for the warm welcome.

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Old 05-25-12, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SwampDude View Post
Guess being the new guy on the block has it's disadvantages. If I've violated some protocol by asking a question "in an odd place", please excuse me. My questions seemed perfectly appropriate to me, but you're the expert and this is my first day on the track.
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Old 05-25-12, 01:31 PM
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By the way, my questions were directed to the OP regarding his personal interest in owning FG bikes.
Is there some reason that you are interested in the OP's interests in particular? That still strikes me as weird. Most people come into this forum and want to know why the people who post here like fixed-gear bikes. You are the first one that ever came and just picked out the interests of one random poster. If people do want the opinions of a single poster they usually pick out Scrod or Carleton, not anybody who happened to start a thread. Maybe you should lurk a little more before asking pointless questions and see if you can figure it out.
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How is his question unwarranted, even moreso, weird? Dude has two hot framesets, says he doesn't really ride fixed, and other dude wants to know why he decided to pick the frames up and build one.

Why are certain questions off limits? I'd rather answer the "why" question than the "how much" question.
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Beautiful frames, but I don't know much about FG bikes beyond seeing them raced in the 'Little 500' at Indiana University (remember the movie Breaking Away?). Is your interest driven by the novelty of this style, are you a former racer, do you intend to train on them or just ride them for fun? I've always wanted a genuine Little 500 bike to fix up for display in my den.
Hey there, sorry I missed your question. I picked them up because:
1. The Makino is gorgeous, the paint, sparkles, all the shiny stuff attracted me.
2. They were cheap.
3. I've seen videos of Keirin races and thought it would be cool to get the actual NJS-approved frames.
4. I like things that are not very common, specially older, discontinued stuff. In addition to old bikes, I also like old Radio Control model race cars and old G-shocks.
5. They were cheap.

I just want to ride a FG for fun. For those times that I just want to cruise downtown TO and a road bike would be too much. I've no plans to race at all.

I like variety. I have a roadbike, a full sus MTB and I'm building a hardtail MTB. So I thought a FG would be a good addition.

And it was cheap.
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A couple weeks ago, I picked this up.



It's a piece from Campagnolo's C-Record Century groupset from 1991. I've no plans to complete the group, or have a use for it at the moment. I just thought it was cool to have. And it was cheap. LOL
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Looks like I just need a wheel set and gears.
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I'd ride it. I'd ride the **** out of it. Mmmmmm.
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I guess that's a wrong term, i was referring to chain ring, cog and chain.
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Incredible finds, more incredible deal. Congrats on the good fortune, I am simply in awe.
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Originally Posted by Bimdapogs View Post
Hey there, sorry I missed your question. I picked them up because:
1. The Makino is gorgeous, the paint, sparkles, all the shiny stuff attracted me.
2. They were cheap.
3. I've seen videos of Keirin races and thought it would be cool to get the actual NJS-approved frames.
4. I like things that are not very common, specially older, discontinued stuff. In addition to old bikes, I also like old Radio Control model race cars and old G-shocks.
5. They were cheap.

I just want to ride a FG for fun. For those times that I just want to cruise downtown TO and a road bike would be too much. I've no plans to race at all.

I like variety. I have a roadbike, a full sus MTB and I'm building a hardtail MTB. So I thought a FG would be a good addition.

And it was cheap.
I understand your logic for buyin' something beautiful, something quite different and something thats a great value.

I haven't ridden a fixed gear anything since my first bike xx years ago. I did watch the IU Little 500 (and enjoyed the 'Little 5' social events) every year I was in school there. I have long wanted a true Little 5 bike to refurbish for my den, for sentimental reasons. They were/are FG bikes, but I don't know the brand.

Fixed gear bikes would work fine here in Florida, but not so much in my home state of Indiana. I can't remember if Seattle is hilly or not, but I believe it is. Maybe that's why you're thinkin' mostly about downtown rides.

Thanks for sharing the pics and congrats on a great buy.

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