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Old 01-24-15, 06:01 PM
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I actually like the look of the modern saddles, but fair enough. I actually looked for a Campagnolo aero post, but I found I was going to be cutting it really close with the min-insertion. Those older posts aren't all that long and I find those look best when the aero section is pretty close to the top of the seat tube. I like the curve of the Nitto, although did have a bit of slippage on the track today. Need to adjust for tomorrows session.
Sorry, I was joking about the Turbo saddle. I just slapped one on my Schwinn along with the disk wheel and aero bars. My current saddle of choice is the Selle Italia Flite, which is on all of my track bikes. I'm also a big fan of Thompson seaposts due to their ease of adjustment. My Paramount is back to it's standard setup so that I can ride it on the rollers over the winter.
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Nice paint job. Is there a story behind your Homebrew?
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Nice paint job. Is there a story behind your Homebrew?
Indeed. Took a UBI frame course in Ashland and brazed this gal up. took a long time to file so that the ugly brass blobs didn't show but it turned out OK. rides well too, shockingly. Powdercoated by Spectrum with transparent candy purple over metallic white base.
At the time, the Boulder velodrome was still under construction but I was hopeful.
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Old 03-02-15, 11:28 AM
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Indeed. Took a UBI frame course in Ashland and brazed this gal up. took a long time to file so that the ugly brass blobs didn't show but it turned out OK. rides well too, shockingly. Powdercoated by Spectrum with transparent candy purple over metallic white base.
At the time, the Boulder velodrome was still under construction but I was hopeful.
I took a look at your photo album. It looks like a very interesting project and something I wouldn't mind attempting someday. For now, refurbing an old frame was enough of a project. I'm almost done building my new store-bought bike. I just need to cut the fork, which I hate doing. Well, I guess there's no time like the present.

Pics to follow.
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Old 03-02-15, 03:20 PM
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Here it is: A 2015 Pinarello XTRACK Sprint. It is a special order frame that had to be built, so I ended up with a non-standard paint job and a two month wait.





It weighs in at only 6.84kg, but I built this bike up to be rock solid. Now I just need to wait until track season to start before I put it through the paces.

P.S. I left 40mm of spacers to allow for fine-tuning in May.
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Old 03-02-15, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by dunderhi View Post
Here it is: A 2015 Pinarello XTRACK Sprint. It is a special order frame that had to be built, so I ended up with a non-standard paint job and a two month wait.





It weighs in at only 6.84kg, but I built this bike up to be rock solid. Now I just need to wait until track season to start before I put it through the paces.

P.S. I left 40mm of spacers to allow for fine-tuning in May.
Nice! When does the track open? May?

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Here i come Bromont.
Also nice.
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in love with this thing.
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You're going the wrong way.
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Old 03-03-15, 06:43 AM
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Here i come Bromont.
Nice. It's kind of sad that we need to take our track bike pics indoors while waiting for warmer weather.

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Nice! When does the track open? May?
T-Town opens May 16 for Masters & Rookies. I'm still trying to arrange for a couple trips to Giordonna in March/April. I'm waiting for them to reply with their pre-approval for my track certification or for them to tell me that I need a class. There's a cert course this Saturday, but I was planning on doing a crit in Richmond on Saturday.


EDIT: I got the word that I'm approved for racing at Giordonna. So now, I'm hoping for warmer weather in two weeks.

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You're going the wrong way.


Knew I should have taken that track certification course.
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Knew I should have taken that track certification course.
Happens to the best of us. You racing this year?
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Happens to the best of us. You racing this year?
Planning on it. Trying to butter up my bosses now to have flexible schedules for the Thursday/Friday stuff.
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in love with this thing.
I do too. Fuji was high on the list of bikes that I considered, but given my, ahem... extra weight, I opted for a traditional seatpost setup.

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You're going the wrong way.
That's why I have different color tape on each side of bars. It helps to remember which way to turn.
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But...that seatpost.

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It's got a straight post now
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That's what I mean by a "long and low" sprint frame.

I really believe that's the way frames will evolve.
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That's what I mean by a "long and low" sprint frame.

I really believe that's the way frames will evolve.
it makes a lot of sense.. It's hard to believe there are not more frame choices, especially in materials other than carbon, and why is there only 1 shallow/narrow sprint handlebar??
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it makes a lot of sense.. It's hard to believe there are not more frame choices, especially in materials other than carbon, and why is there only 1 shallow/narrow sprint handlebar??
Because most bike manufacturers generally have their head up their butts. I don't know where they get the info that goes into their designs.

Felt, Dolan, BT, Hoy, to name a few, are doing well. But the others all seem to have a fatal flaw...or two...or three.

I won't even say LOOK is doing it right.

F*ck it. Let's start a bike company. Who's in?

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legit!
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But the others all seem to have a fatal flaw...or two...or three.
Just curious, would you consider Fuji's track offerings to have flaws?
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Just curious, would you consider Fuji's track offerings to have flaws?
Seatposts and saddle clamps.
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