|Which Manuf. have "Fixed" bikes in their lineup???||biknben|
Sep 4, 2002 1:06 PM
|I found a Fuji @ $600
and a bianchi @ $550
Each one has something I like and don't like. I'm looking for some other options. What other offerings are out there?
|re: Which Manuf. have "Fixed" bikes in their lineup???||Dave Hickey|
Sep 4, 2002 1:21 PM
|Surly makes a frame. Excelsports will sell you a complete bike. Other manufactures are KHS and Cannondale.|
|Anyone price the new Cannondale track bike?||Tig|
Sep 4, 2002 2:23 PM
|This should be a favorite in the velodromes. How much $?|
|Price on the new Cannondale track bike?||tao|
Sep 4, 2002 6:14 PM
|Got a quote of $1395 from lbs. Seemed like alot considering the frame will go for about $600 shortly.|
|Colnago, if you've got the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$..nm||chopper|
Sep 4, 2002 1:27 PM
|Where? I looked on their website. I can't find one. nm||Dave Hickey|
Sep 4, 2002 1:38 PM
Sep 4, 2002 2:06 PM
Sep 4, 2002 2:50 PM
|Quite a few manufacturers make track bikes. I began riding on a KHS and if your just going to be doing local races and competing at lower levels a bike like this will serve you well. The Fuji and Bianchi are on this level. If you want to step up Cannondale is making a track bike. If your going to sink the money into a Dura-ace equiped by I'd recommend building up your own frameset. Start with a quality frameset... I ride a Cramerotti Bladerunner(www.cramerotti.com) then build it up with whatever components you want.
The thing about track is there is no middle line with stuff. Theres either the lower-end bikes such as the ones you picked out or going the custom route getting a frameset and then bulding it up. It all depends on how seriously you see yourself taking the track and up to a point a low end bike like a KHS is perfectly fine. Junior national championships have been won on these bikes with aero wheels. Remember the rider makes the bike not the other way around. The only thing though is on the track in say a 200 meter time trial aero wheels can take off about 2 tenths... a stiffer frame and bb can take time off some time so the differences become more noticeable than they would be on the road.
|i have the khs orange bike||ishmael|
Sep 4, 2002 4:27 PM
|with all kinds of fixins, its a small, a bit too small, I'll sell it to you if youre interested. If you are 5'8 or under it'll fit you, unless you have long legs.|
|i have the khs orange bike||Dave Hickey|
Sep 5, 2002 3:43 AM
|Does yours have the forward sloping top tube? I might be interested|
|yup thats the one||ishmael|
Sep 5, 2002 4:55 AM
|Its got two brake levers and one caliper mounted. Two cogs(16 and 17), two chainrings(I forget which but one it came with and the other I use for commuting). The bike is is great shape, never crashed, barely scratched. Syncros stem(13 or 12, with hinge front which is good for removing the bars with the levers and putting others on for racing, I never did though). I'll give you the clipless pedals too and the shoes if they fit you (9 and a half I think)|
|i wouldn't consider either of those a good track bikei||Spirito|
Sep 4, 2002 4:55 PM
|as they are clearly made to a price and feature some ordinary parts. i had a bianchi like the one in picture and thought the frame was good ... thats it. they have a much nicer track frameset but with anything good - it costs.
bikeworks NYC has track frames in stock (cinelli, olmo etc etc) and they also have all the parts youll need as well. they are 1st class mechanics and wheelbuilders.
rather than a fuji or bianchi built down to a price i would suggest buying used track bikes. head to the trexlertown swap meet comming up in PA. if you just want a fixie for the road then get a nice old road frame as its more versatile.
my heart jumped for a Gios track frame i saw on their site recently - although its not imported into the US as far as i know which is good as im officially not spending spending any $'s on more damn bikes.
|Gios ohhhhh...bike lust strikes! nm||MB1|
Sep 5, 2002 4:10 AM
Sep 4, 2002 5:26 PM
|I have no intention of taking up track racing. Was just considering a little something different. I'm well ahead of my normal mileage and in need of some variety.
$600 for a complete bike is much easier to get the wife to agree to. I have to find something to spend my year-end bonus on before she does. :-)
Sorry Ishmael, I'm 6 foot with long legs. No smalls for me.
|We started with the Fuji||MB1|
Sep 5, 2002 4:13 AM
|For the money they were very good rides. Miss M still has hers-has about 5000 miles on it. I upgraded to a Gunnar Street Dog since I wanted to take it off road too-the Fuji didn't have enough clearance for big tires and/or full fenders.
Fixte riding is great it will be money well spent.
|if youre not gonna ride the track...||Steve_0|
Sep 5, 2002 4:18 AM
|why get a track bike?
50 bucks for a garagesale beater is even EASIER to sell the wife. Another 25 bucks for a fixed-cog will give you the variety youre looking for.
That leaves 525 bucks to take you wife away for the weekend.
Sep 4, 2002 7:24 PM
|Street Dog is the road version. Ruffian is off-road, their Rockhound mtn bike set up as SS or fixed gear.
Doesn't MB1 have a Street Dog?
|Street dog was an ss cross bike until 2001.||Alex-in-Evanston|
Sep 5, 2002 11:04 AM
|Mine's a 2000 model and it has canti studs and clearance for 35's. I believe MB1's is as well.
Sep 4, 2002 7:37 PM
At $389 for just a frame, its not as cheap as the others unless you already have parts lying around. It might be made a bit better, and building up the bike yourself might let you get just what you want without paying for stuff you don't want.