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I'd give Track Racing a go if I had access to a track bike
Poll ended at Mon Nov 25, 2002 8:45 am
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 Post subject: Track Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 8:45 am 

Joined: Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:59 am
Posts: 1386
Location: Sydney, Australia
What weight should I be looking for in a second hand track bike?
I'm looking for a cheap intro to track, so I'm considering striping a cheap road bike. Has anyone done this recently?

Tips/Suggestions anyone?


PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2002 2:19 am 
Unfortunatley a road frame cannot be used on the track as the BB is to low (on most) and the rear does not have the horisontal tips long enough to allow chain tension ajustment. To make this just a bit more difficult if you still want to try is that a road rear end is spaced 130mm and track hubs are spaced 120mm.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:03 pm 

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:43 pm
Posts: 751
Location: Belgium
The weight of a trake bike isn't very important. The bike has to be so stiff as possible, especially the wheels. That's why pista wheels have highflanges, crossed spokes and more spokes than a road wheel.

 Post subject: Re: Track Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:13 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:01 am
Posts: 412
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Most velodromes won't allow a road -> track conversion on the track.

With the decline of fixed gear riding on the street, i think a second hand frame wouldnt be too cost prohibitive.

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