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    um, yeah, so, I bought a track bike.

    Got a heckuva deal from a friend, and I figure that since I live near a world class track I might as well have a bike for it.

    Please note, I have raced enough track to know that I suck and will always suck, so this is strictly for fun / training.

    Haven't even put pedals on it yet... will of course have to move the position around a bit.








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    Looks pretty sweet!
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    your saddle isn't level, hipster.
    And it just hurts in the very best way possible without a high priced dominatrix.---Ronsonic

    I'm pretty confident that I've pissed off several dozen random strangers on the internet tonight.---Creakyknees

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    excellent..... of course, the wrapped/soldered spokes obligates you to be a hammerhead.

    I got to ride the SuperDrome several times in the late 90's. Fun, fun, fun....

    Ordered my new Tiemeyer track frame last week. Should be on my doorstep right around the end of Feb.
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    where do I find those top tube dent-protector thingies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    where do I find those top tube dent-protector thingies?
    Ben's Cycle / Milwaukee Bike Co. has quite a bit of track stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    Got a heckuva deal from a friend, and I figure that since I live near a world class track I might as well have a bike for it.

    Please note, I have raced enough track to know that I suck and will always suck, so this is strictly for fun / training.

    Haven't even put pedals on it yet... will of course have to move the position around a bit.







    Nice...I suck on the track also, but it's fun. Looks like a pretty big gear on that now.
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    Gotta get the track bike re-converted into a track bike. Right now, it's a commuter of sorts, with a freewheel and a brake. But it makes my arm numb, the brake is so weak.

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    Nice.

    I need to get my Spicer back up to Frisco this season. It's sad just hanging in my garage. And consequently, I suck on the track as well.

    And there's this little tidbit of info:

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    You better hurry up and get over there;

    http://www.bikingindallas.com/frisco...arking-garage/

    Frisco Superdrome Might Become a Parking Garage

    According to WFAA the Frisco Superdrome is at risk of being bulldozed to make way for, get this, a parking lot. Seriously. It seems the 15 million dollar velodrome sets on land that is owned by the Preston Ridge campus of Collin College. The school says they are out of parking spaces and need the room for more cars.

    I am not making this up.

    They are also exploring the possibility of building a 4 story parking garage on an existing school parking lot, but that would add 4 million dollars to the cost. The city and school are at odds over who should pay for what. I have an idea – the city should challenge the school officials to a 12 hour Madison, the loser pays for the parking garage. Fair is fair.

    Both the school and the Superdrome are located next to residential neighborhoods, and those folks are not very excited about a parking structure for a neighbor.
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    P.S. We'll be there in July for Junior Nationals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by innergel
    And there's this little tidbit of info:
    Yeah I was aware of that... inside scoop says it's all just politics and not likely to actually happen. My 2 cents - why the hell doesn't CCCC take advantage of a world-class facility on their campus?

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    I love the clean look of track bikes. It doesn't get any more purpose-build and efficient than that.

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    Soldered and tied with Sprinters, party like it's 1987!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentius
    Soldered and tied with Sprinters, party like it's 1987!
    I'm saving up for a pair of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    Yeah I was aware of that... inside scoop says it's all just politics and not likely to actually happen. My 2 cents - why the hell doesn't CCCC take advantage of a world-class facility on their campus?
    Agreed on all counts.

    At minimum CCCC should have track cycling as a PE elective. They obviously have no idea what they have or how to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    where do I find those top tube dent-protector thingies?
    businesscycles.com has everything you could ever need for a track bike, except the motor.

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    Very nice indeed

    The spokes are tied too. That is pretty old school.

    I like to think that I don't suck at track (I'm not great but I don't suck) and I love track racing. You're a pretty good crit racer aren't you? If so then you should be able to get into track pretty easy. I raced my first and only crit so far and found that it was close enough in handling and feel that I felt comfortable. It was a four corner crit (just like track.) I'm very confident that I would have gotten a much higher placing had I not treated it like a track race and took the inside line all the time. I have a bone to pick with that race and will be going back next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    where do I find those top tube dent-protector thingies?
    Ive always used bar tape. It is a lot cheaper and will fit any TT. It isn't as movable, but really how often are you going to be changing things up enough to make a difference?
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDaddio
    Unlike Roebuck, you do "do" people.
    Maybe Judas did it for a Klondike bar.

    Life in the fast lane with no brakes

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    So, you're already shopping for a pair of manpris, right?

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    Those wheels cost... um... lots.

    They ARE nice!

    Maybe you could get a car instead, oh wait.

    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    I'm saving up for a pair of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldo425
    Ive always used bar tape. It is a lot cheaper and will fit any TT. It isn't as movable, but really how often are you going to be changing things up enough to make a difference?
    Or just put some road bars on and you probably won't need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentius
    Those wheels cost... um... lots.

    They ARE nice!

    Maybe you could get a car instead, oh wait.
    he better be fast if he has a pair of those wheels.
    "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -S. Hawking

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    Mods: move this to General. kthx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    Or just put some road bars on and you probably won't need one.
    Yes, granted that you have bartape covering all of the bars. You'd be set up to race The Madison.
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeDaddio
    Unlike Roebuck, you do "do" people.
    Maybe Judas did it for a Klondike bar.

    Life in the fast lane with no brakes

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