Lightweight Trackframeset suggestions

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Lighter alloy road frame with horizontal dropouts grafted in?
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wingguy wrote:Unless it ends up weighing more than a decent geared bike because the frame's so chunky.
Good point, but unlikely. Track hub on the back, one brake, no shifters, no mechs, cut down bars, no cassette and so on. If it was a 2+ kilo frame you might have a point.

The other thing is cost. All that superlight kit to build a superlight geared bike is superexpensive. Not what you want for a dozen sub 2 mile races a year.

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This thread and the transcontinental on a Colnago Master one have left me confused about life and stuff

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Zakalwe wrote:This thread and the transcontinental on a Colnago Master one have left me confused about life and stuff



Yer i came in with high hopes but i think i may just tune the hell out of my Cervelo R2 instead :)

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JLS wrote:
Zakalwe wrote:This thread and the transcontinental on a Colnago Master one have left me confused about life and stuff



Yer i came in with high hopes but i think i may just tune the hell out of my Cervelo R2 instead :)


Most track frames are aluminum and steel. Strike through "lightweight" out of your equation. Sure, there are high end Argon 18 track frames but "lightweight" is not the keyword.


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