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Fastab Track Bike?

Old 06-19-13, 09:28 PM
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Fastab Track Bike?

I recently came in possession of a Fastab track bike I believe to be from the 70's. It's super light, just under 18 pounds, steel frame, TA cranks, Fiamme stem, Ruban Bleu tubulars. Of course looking for a price but also any new information would certainly be appreciated!

The only info I've been able to find on Fastab was here in these forums. Essentially Fastab was a custom frame and bicycle company run by a man named Tom Boyden in Garland Texas in the 70's.


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Old 06-20-13, 06:40 AM
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You obviously found my previous post on Fastab. Given the fact that you could purchase Fastabs in a semi-finished state with the filing, painting and decal application being performed by the owner, the finish workmanship and consequent value could be all over the map.
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Old 06-20-13, 07:43 AM
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18 lbs. is not that light for a track bike, by the appearance of the fork blades it is probably a Sprint bike with heavier tubing, at least the forks. My similar sized track bike for the period is 18lbs+/- depending on the wheels but it has steel bar and stem, heavier cranks and Columbus PS tubing.
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I bought a Fastab 10-speed in 1973 by mail. It came with Phil Wood hubs, which were pretty new, I believe. I still have the bike, though I haven't ridden it for years. I think it cost me $325 (a fortune for a 16-year old at the time). I think I still have the correspondence back and forth with the company at the time.
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Very cool. I don't have any info to help you out, in fact this is the first I've heard of the brand. Thanks for sharing the photo, and congratulations on the acquisition!
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Fastab Miura ( the bull ) Tom Boyden
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Originally Posted by Lgreenhouse View Post
I bought a Fastab 10-speed in 1973 by mail. It came with Phil Wood hubs, which were pretty new, I believe. I still have the bike, though I haven't ridden it for years. I think it cost me $325 (a fortune for a 16-year old at the time). I think I still have the correspondence back and forth with the company at the time.
Good Moring Welcome to the forums. I bet it was a fortune. I remember looking longingly at a Kent in the in late '70s thinking $199 was a kings ransom. In hindsight I'm kinda glad I never bought it.
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Old 01-17-22, 04:06 PM
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Good Moring Welcome to the forums. I bet it was a fortune. I remember looking longingly at a Kent in the in late '70s thinking $199 was a kings ransom. In hindsight I'm kinda glad I never bought it.
Then you would not be known as Bianchi girl, but Lois

Fastab was an early mailorder brand, $325 for a custom back then was a deal.
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I bought a Fastab tandem in about 1979. They were built by Tom Boyden n Garland, TX I chose him because he would sell it as an unfinished frame. I purchased some rifler files, sand paper and emery cloth and finished the frame myself. Used a couple large rattle cans for the paint and it came out looking real good. Sold it many years ago.
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