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    odd question: Could you make a tt frame into a road frame?

    I know its a dumb question. But I like the falco v tron frame.
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    i was thinking of picking it up and converting it for road use.

    Has anyone done this?

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    There's no "converting" here. There's no seatpost to swap out and the saddle clamp is part of the frame. You're stuck with 75*+ of STA.


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    Could you? Yes you can put road bars on it.
    Should you? Absolutely not. It'd be fugly and handle like crap.
    It's a svelte 3260g. And with that geometry you'd have to avoid hills at all costs.

    Not to mention, I doubt you would ever be able to ride it. It's got about 6" of drop from the saddle to bars. How's your core and flexibility? You can't make that up with spacers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Could you? Yes you can put road bars on it.
    Should you? Absolutely not. It'd be fugly and handle like crap.
    It's a svelte 3260g. And with that geometry you'd have to avoid hills at all costs.

    Not to mention, I doubt you would ever be able to ride it. It's got about 6" of drop from the saddle to bars. How's your core and flexibility? You can't make that up with spacers.
    You could, but why would you want to? They don't like hills, turns, its riders to pro-create, and one will likely be seen as a posuer riding in anything but a TT.

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    Just TRON out your current road bike


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    There are plenty of good aero road bike frames out there where you don't need to look stupid riding that frame. The slower you ride the dumber you will look on something like that too. Don't be one of those guys that rides a TT bike or uses TT bars averaging 15mph on their rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Should you? Absolutely not.
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    You could, but why would you want to?
    For cosplay event. As someone brought up, Tron bicycle.

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    Alright i will forget this idea LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittcanna View Post
    Alright i will forget this idea LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spdntrxi View Post
    Chalk it up to a mild concussion from the accident .. Matt


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    Fair enough, at least i am still riding a bike and haven't been deterred.

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    In addition to the Tron idea, I'd suggest you paint it all black and put a couple Batman symbols on it.

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    Save your money and buy an old Trek Y-Foil. People will still laugh at you, but the frame will only set you back around $750.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    Save your money and buy an old Trek Y-Foil. People will still laugh at you, but the frame will only set you back around $750.
    Or get a SoftRide. Then you could claim to be "vintage".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    Save your money and buy an old Trek Y-Foil. People will still laugh at you, but the frame will only set you back around $750.
    I WISH a Y-Foil when for that much!

    It took me many months just to find someone who would give me $250 for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittcanna View Post
    I know its a dumb question. But I like the falco v tron frame.
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    i was thinking of picking it up and converting it for road use.

    Has anyone done this?
    Because it's so incredibly specific in style only; I wouldn't.


    That being said; a true TT bike pretty much only like to go straight ahead, as already said.

    To really try to ride a TT bike like a roadbike could be dangerous too.

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    pittcanna, you may want to contact the forum member zipp2001. One of his bikes may interest you.

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