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 Post subject: Chinese Track Frames
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Looking to build up a track bike for general use at Newport Velodrome in the UK so started doing a bit of internet seraching and cam across this which looks pretty nice:

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I have researched quite a bit on road frames but wondered if anyone has any thoughts or 1st hand experience of this or similar?

Also BB30 on a track bike - good idea or not?

Thanks

Jesse


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Track Frames
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:56 pm 
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JesseD wrote:
Also BB30 on a track bike - good idea or not?


-Not many BB30 track-specific cranks available. But you can use a regular BB30 crank and simply put on a track chainring on it if you can match the BCD.
+You can also convert the BB30 to BSA until a BB30 chainset is available, then use the SRAM Omnium cranks in there. Easy peasy.

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Track Frames
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Apologies if it seems I'm hijacking your thread, but I've just bought a similar frame - but with an ISP and, most importantly, a standard British threaded bb shell. I got it from eBay (private seller) but it can be purchased via Alibaba.

Some images of the frame here:

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I've had a headset installed since taking the shots and it works really well (ie the headtube is even top and bottom).

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Track Frames
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:33 am 
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Wouldn't get a bb30 track frame. There's no way to adjust chain line, so you'd end up putting in a BSA adaptor eventually anyway and negating all the weight/crank stiffness gains, unless you completely lucked out and the chain line was perfect with whatever crankset you pick.


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Track Frames
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:42 am 
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Looking about there are not many (read hardly any) BB30 track chainsets about, probably for the very same reason you mention speedwobbles.

Have decided to get a bikefit before pulling the trigger on any track frame as I want to make sure it fits me properly first, till them I will continue riding my langster.


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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Track Frames
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Since you are in the UK JesseD, why not a Planet-X track frame? Pretty good price and enough of them being ridden, so must be okay?

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 Post subject: Re: Chinese Track Frames
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A couple of mate have them, in fact half the guys at the track are riding them and they are pretty nice look, I just wanted something that was a bit different (the poser in me coming out!), to be honest it will all be about bike-fit and what frames will suit me!


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