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Track frame as road fixed?

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by beancounter, 2 Jul 2008.

  1. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    Just asking for advice...

    This Cinelli Vigorelli is a track frame/fork but I understand you can fit a front brake to it.

    Would it make a good road fixed gear set up, do you think?

    Why? Because I like it, I've always wanted a Cinelli bike and it seems reasonably priced (to me).

    Thanks in advance for any views.

    bc
     
  2. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Looks like it should be fine. But it doesn't have horizontal drop outs, bit strange.....
     
  3. OP
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    beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    I did notice that....how would that affect adjustment of the chain?

    bc
     
  4. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    That's no track frame!!! Nice frame though, I'd like a Cinelli. Anyway, that has gear adjusters on downtube, brake cable bosses on top tube, a derailleur hanger, and, as mentioned, no adjustment possible with the rear droupouts, which I bet are a standard 130mm OLN measurement. You'd need an ENO hub to tension the chain.
     
  5. OP
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    beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    I take your point(s)! Although I can't see the derailleur hanger myself.

    It's described by Parker International as a track frame, and I've always taken it as read that they know what they're talking about...

    bc
     
  6. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    With the name 'Vigorelli' it should be a track frame, no?

    maybe they put the wrong pic in?
     
  7. OP
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    beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    No, it actually says Vigorelli on the top tube.

    bc
     
  8. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    oh yeah....
     
  9. Wow, water bottle bosses on a track frame, that's innovative.


    It's a road frame in the picture, not a track frame. There has been an error.
     
  10. OP
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    beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Beds
    Hmmmm - this is a bit odd - just found another picture of the Cinelli Vigorelli - this looks more like it...

    bc
     
  11. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    That is indeed a track frame.....
     
  12. I agree.
     
  13. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    grrrrrr nice
     
  14. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    There's a lot of these coming in at the moment. I haven't had a good look, but they appear to be a decent frame. Haven't seen one under a heavier rider, but they seem stiff enough.
     
  15. Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    when he buys it he should send it to me, ill test it with my 14st fatbody :blush:
    I will have to charge him for my time though :?::biggrin: