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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Can anybody tell me what sort of race bike has track ends but, also runs front and rear brakes?
I have an old lightweight, lugged steel, low-pro with 120mm spacing of unknown make but, I just can't classify it

I need to know and Goober isn't being very helpful

Quite a lot of old time riders used to use their track bikes as their everyday bikes with brakes, but then unbolt the brakes when they arrived at the track at the weekend. You could also specify horizontal dropouts when you got your bike built. I've got a book called 'Fixed' and some of the really really old frames used to have them before the front facing ones were invented, that we see on most bikes today.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Dunno about the 'low-pro' bit of the description... apart from that, isn't that what they call a 'road/path' frame? Depends what you mean by: 'old'.


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Judging from the pics., It looks possible that the slanting top-tube is a later modification to an existing track frame. The brazing around the top head lug seems to be of a different character to that around the bottom one, and the brazing of top tube to seat lug seems to be different to that of the seat tube/seat lug. If that is so, to me it suggests that someone has sawn through the head tube just below the top lug, detached the original top tube/head lug from the seat lug, then replaced it with this one.

But do track frames usually have those indented chainstays?

I'm just guessing... :? I don't even know if what I have described is feasible... I don't see why not. It looks OK... What you would categorise it as, I don't know. It's probably unique!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:24 am 
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Thanks
I'm now trying to decide on a paint scheme/colour for it...I love photoshop


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My Pesenti is now a SS for commuting.

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Is that a Pesenti Fly? How much doesn't that thing weigh?

Was it yours posted in the Readers' Bikes section a while back and I was preaching to you about beryllium?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:25 pm 
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Is that a Pesenti Fly? How much doesn't that thing weigh?

Was it yours posted in the Readers' Bikes section a while back and I was preaching to you about beryllium?


Same one as in readers rides. Not as light as it could/should be!(i'll weigh it when I have chance) I've been tempted to swap out a few parts but have resisted so far.


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I think, this weekend, I'll strip all the running gear off my Bob Jackson and transfer it to my Raleigh Equipe frame. I don't think it'll appreciate another winter in the salt, so it'll be better for it to be hanging up in the dry in the shed and then re-emerge in spring :)


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My gearing is 52-20, 67gi'ish feels great, can just about get up my 16% hill if I really grit my teeth with fresh legs :lol:

Think my next ss might be a cx bike with risers and a bit of a weight weenie build :wink: Old skool of course :lol:


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