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andre nickatina 02-12-09 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by mangpress (Post 8347282)
not loving the post.
but everything else makes that a damn classy yam

What? That Campy "Aero" is the height of classiness!
Although Thomsons are mechanically superior.

nspace 02-12-09 01:26 PM

My first track bike. I plan to continue my regular weekend visits to the Forest City Velodrome in Ontario, but now on a ride of my own and not a rental. Would like to eventually get into some racing.

I went a little "tarck" with the rims in my wheel build, but I always enjoy the visual aspect of piecing the bike together so I went with some matching rims. If I really get into it I'll consider looking at a set of tubulars.

Leader hand made lugged track frame
Primarily Reynolds 853 with 631 in the seat stays, stainless polished head tube lugs
Chris King 1" Nothreadset
Thomson Elite X2 stem (90mm)
Thomson Elite seatpost
Selle Italia SLR XP saddle
Deda Velocita chromoly track drop bars
Miche Primato Pista crankset (48t)
Taya 1/8" chain
Shimano PD-A520 pedals
White Industries Track hubset (32 hole)
White Industries 15t splined cog
Velocity Fusion rims (32h, non-machined)
DT Swiss Revolution spokes (2.0/1.5/2.0)
Vittoria Corsa EVO CX tires

Was skeptical of getting a Leader at first, but I was really impressed with the quality and finishing work on the frame. I also really like the set screws feature to set the chain tension on the drop outs. Can't wait to ride it this weekend at the Velodrome!

CrimsonKarter21 02-12-09 04:30 PM

Wow! That's a Leader!? Nice rig, ride it hard.

andre nickatina 02-12-09 05:06 PM

The sizing on those frames makes no sense at all though... super long TT's per any given ST.

nspace 02-12-09 05:46 PM

Yeah the TT sizing is a bit odd compared to the norm, but traditionally sized bikes have always fit me a little weird anyways, so this worked out in my favor. If I had the money ideally I'd go custom, but I don't!

I'm excited to finally ride it this weekend.

andr0id 03-05-09 11:19 PM

It looks like a Raleigh, but it's not. The previous owner won some events in the Pan American games riding it. It was built in 1982 by a very prominent builder. Any guess what it is?

Dubbayoo 03-24-09 10:20 PM


Originally Posted by womensecks (Post 8279527)

May I have the next dance? ;)

Gyeswho 03-26-09 01:49 PM

Tom Kellogg designed Spectrum. The handling and ride quality is amazing
I got both wheelsets (Cane Creek V-33 and AC 420) for less than the price of one through some good deals. Also has a great deal on the campy cranks because of the exchange rate

carleton 03-26-09 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by Gyeswho (Post 8605365)


Gyeswho 03-26-09 05:39 PM

wow that looks serious! I bet it's light even with those rims huh?

carleton 03-26-09 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by Gyeswho (Post 8606897)
wow that looks serious! I bet it's light even with those rims huh?

Thanks, man. Yeah, even with the rims it's 16.0 lbs. Not bad for a 58cm.

Gyeswho 03-26-09 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 8606908)
Thanks, man. Yeah, even with the rims it's 16.0 lbs. Not bad for a 58cm.

yea that's light for that size. I think a lot of people get caught up in the weight game but don't realize the bigger you go, the heavier it should be since more forces are involved. I don't think it's always best to have the lightest when you're more taller than 5'9" and over 170lbs (but what do I know). Lightest doesn't always mean performance

exhumed 03-28-09 10:27 AM

Damn that's pretty. My size too. I want!

Gyeswho 03-30-09 01:48 PM


MajorT 03-31-09 09:55 AM

Hi all, this is my old Dolan not sure which model it is. i need some decent wheels now and maybe a paint job!!!
Also my even older Faggin track bike - also needs a paint job and new decals etc,etc.

palladio 04-07-09 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by 11201ny (Post 8106911)
right now this bike is modified for the street. i really love it, though i just acquired the san rensho frame & am not used to chrome. please don't comment on the grips.

I think this is the best looking bike I have ever seen. Period end of story.

redxj 04-16-09 05:58 PM

Here are mine:

kyle! 04-17-09 04:29 PM

Not sure if this has been posted here or not. I've quit the message board business lately(frickin' tarck) but since racing season is upon us I figured I'll hang out in here sometimes.

Normal ass '05 Concept. Needs new tires. It came with Maxxis Detonators and by golly do they suck. I'm thinkin' Vredstein Fortezzas.

jeffremer 04-17-09 06:01 PM

Just got my '09 FTP. Pretty much stock, just saddle and grip swap so far. After Wed night racing I'm thinking a +1cm stem might be in order, but otherwise this bike handles great. Very responsive.

andre nickatina 04-18-09 12:39 PM

Concept's lookin great Kyle. Post it over in the Concept superthread on SSFG...

dmt 04-19-09 03:14 PM

'03 Concept

My baby. Runs beautifully.

devilshaircut 04-22-09 01:20 PM

Carleton, I recognize that bike (and you). I think I saw you last night at the Dick Lane Velodrome?

If so, weird coincidence ...

carleton 04-22-09 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by devilshaircut (Post 8780410)
Carleton, I recognize that bike (and you). I think I saw you last night at the Dick Lane Velodrome?

If so, weird coincidence ...

Yup. That was me...the big guy breathing really, really hard. :D

devilshaircut 04-22-09 02:00 PM

Congrats on winning the Win and Out race! :)

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