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Track frame on the road - good idea?

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by ghitchen, 28 Oct 2007.

  1. ghitchen

    ghitchen Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gullane, Scotland
    I need a winter project and have been thinking about trying fixed. I have been offered a Cannondale track frame for £70 (incl. front wheel, forks, seat post and cranks) - is this an acceptable price? - and also, is a track frame on the road a good idea, or is it going to be too harsh/twitchy/uncompromising? I don't intend to do big miles on it, just local rides on dry days.
     
  2. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Sounds like a good deal whatever you do with it..........
     
  3. peejay78

    peejay78 Well-Known Member

    i have two track frames i ride on the road. and a road frame i also ride on the road. it largely depends just how 'track' the track frame is, but it sounds like a no-brainer, go for it.
     
  4. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    will it take brakes , or at least a front one?
     
  5. OP
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    ghitchen

    ghitchen Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gullane, Scotland
    I was wondering about that. Won't know until I see it, but worse case I buy another ser of forks that will.
     
  6. andygates

    andygates New Member

    ...or drill the fork crown. Track frames are fine on the road (as long as you like it lively). I've done Dunwich on one xx(
     
  7. Take great care mixing fork-offsets and head angles. Slacker head angles require more offset and vise versa. Getting it wrong will land you with some mighty ugly handling. Probably better off drilling the crown IMO.
     
  8. OP
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    ghitchen

    ghitchen Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gullane, Scotland
    I saw the frame last night. Turns out it isn't a track frame at all but an MTB frame with track ends. Not what I wanted at all, but thanks for the advice.
     
  9. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    If it's still available, let me know and I would be interested. If you can put me in contact with the seller I'd be grateful.

    Thanks