Notices
Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area Looking to enter into the realm of track racing? Want to share your experiences and tactics for riding on a velodrome? The Track Cycling forums is for you! Come in and discuss training/racing, equipment, and current track cycling events.

Butter

Old 08-15-05, 10:08 AM
  #1  
gilby
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
gilby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 520

Bikes: Bianchi Brava (fixed), Nishiki Prestige (fixed), Plum Vainqueur (track), Fuji Boulevard (Single-speed)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Butter

I'll post pics eventually, but I finally got my own dedicated track bike built up and don't have to use the rental anymore. It's a lovely old chrome Plum Vainqueur frame (Italian made, distributed out of a shop in Belgium) with Miche components, 48x15 gearing, and a set of loaner wheels with Miche hubs and tubular tires. I got to ride it on the track on both Friday and Saturday. For anyone who has hesitated about riding sew-ups:

Oh. My. God. Smooth as butter. Sweet as pie.

I never want to ride clinchers again! Of course, just when I thought I was done spending money on bike stuff for awhile, I'm realizing that I'll need two wheelsets: everyday clinchers for training and nice tubulars for racing--which over time will keep the cost of replacing tubular tires down.
gilby is offline  
Old 08-15-05, 10:23 AM
  #2  
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Posts: 8,269

Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
better yet - get another set of tubulars.
pitboss is offline  
Old 08-15-05, 11:50 AM
  #3  
taras0000
Lapped 3x
 
taras0000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: 43.2330941,-79.8022037,17
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 324 Post(s)
Liked 20 Times in 17 Posts
Originally Posted by [165]
better yet - get another set of tubulars.
I like the way you think.
taras0000 is offline  
Old 08-17-05, 08:39 AM
  #4  
Kiecker
Senior Member
 
Kiecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 533

Bikes: '05 Lemond Fillmore, '05 Surly 1x1, '04 Fuji Track Pro, '02 Specialized Stumpjumper, '92 GT Tequesta

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
pics pics pics pics pics
Kiecker is offline  
Old 08-17-05, 10:41 AM
  #5  
gilby
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
gilby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 520

Bikes: Bianchi Brava (fixed), Nishiki Prestige (fixed), Plum Vainqueur (track), Fuji Boulevard (Single-speed)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Kiecker
pics pics pics pics pics
Yeah, yeah, just as soon as I can get someone to snap 'em for me. No camera & all.
gilby is offline  
Old 08-21-05, 11:27 AM
  #6  
Jonny B
Not-so-Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Norfolk, England
Posts: 805

Bikes: Orbea Enol roadie, Fly Micromachine BMX, Fort Track fixed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You've gotta post pics man, I have a Plume as well, I'm intrigued to see what yours looks like. Mine is black and red but I think it was chrome originally because it's showing through under all the chips. Mine is #1985 on the FGG (https://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2005...onnyBolton.htm).
Jonny B is offline  
Old 08-21-05, 11:28 AM
  #7  
Jonny B
Not-so-Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Norfolk, England
Posts: 805

Bikes: Orbea Enol roadie, Fly Micromachine BMX, Fort Track fixed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
And you're right about tubs, I'll never buy another clincher wheel again
Jonny B is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.