track bike out of carbon frame

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  1. byron27

    byron27 New Member

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    I have been looking to buy a track bike for a while and am having problems finding one in my size (~60cm) second-hand. I have had an old CFR1 carbon frame sitting around for a couple of years and am wondering if i could get the dropouts converted to track and set this up as a track bike. Is this possible with carbon fibre??
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Anything is possible with enough money. The the old dropouts could be removed,track dropouts fabricated and replaced. More money than it's worth. Checked ebay for track frames or bikes?
     
  3. byron27

    byron27 New Member

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    I have, but there doesnt seem to be that many track frames or complete bikes available in australia and i dont really want to get one from overseas. Cost too much.
     
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    hillbrick, cannondale and a few other manufacturers offer track frames in Australia but you may have to talk to the distributors to get one.

    For entry level hillbrick do a full track bike for around $1000

    converting over a road bike would be a hassle and an old CFR is unlikely to be stiff enough for serious use
     
  5. rayner

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    You could weld up your dropouts and then file them into track dropouts. Would depend on how much meat is there and how much adjustment you want for your back wheel. Just a sugestion.
     
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    mentat6059 New Member

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    I know a bit of time has passed but do you still have the CFR. I have an old CFR3 that is getting a bit long in the tooth and looking for a replacement. (I'm in Perth)
     
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    byron27 New Member

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    hi, how are you doing?
    I sold my CFR frame about 3 months ago to a family friend and has built it up as a winter beater. sorry about that!.
     
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