Category Archives: track bike
Photos by Keith Trotta
I know we’ve been immersed in NAHBS this past week and everyone’s probably reaching their limit on amazing, custom handmade bicycles but this one needs some exposure. Chris Bishop’s latest track bike is nothing short of amazing. This Supersprint bike has Samson track ends and a clean fastback seat stay, accented by Todd Eroh’s paint. See more at the Bishop Flickr.
You don’t often see track bikes like this at NAHBS. Fixed gears, sure. Street-track bikes, yeah, you bet. But a Czech national track star’s personal race machine? That’s a first for me. Repete Cycles brought this stealthy beast to NAHBS and it won me over.
AX Lightness bar, stem and post, along with Mavic Comete track wheels and an SRM system. This isn’t your typical track bike. Raced by Jan Kraus for Repete, the 21 year old Czech Team Representative has quite the number of accomplishments under his belt. Do they wear belts with skinsuits? See Jan’s track record at the Repete Cycles Facebook.
One of the best new products I saw at NAHBS this year were these Enduro Bearings 24mm outboard pista cranks. You might ask why these somewhat simple looking cranks would have piqued my interest and guys like Trackosaurus Rex so much and the answer is easy: why not!?
Made in the USA, with 144bcd chainrings in the works as well, these outboard bearings and cranks will retail for approximately $800. Guess what? Road cranks are on the way! What’s old is new again, just way, way better.
In the meanwhile, follow Enduro Bearings‘ Facebook.
LoveBaum is a framebuilder pairing from Denver, Colorado started by Chad Lovings and Bryce Baumann. The two initially met in Rifle, Colorado at Yamaguchi’s framebuilding school. Shortly after leaving, they decided to begin building together under the name LoveBaum.
The two bikes at NAHBS bearing the LoveBaum name immediately caught my attention in the rookie builder hallway. The first being this curved seat tube track bike. Made from a mix of True Temper and Columbus Life tubing, Bryce intends to put its stiffness and design to the boards at his local velodrome.
White Industries hubs laced to no-name carbon rims and Challenge Pista tires are powered by the AARN chainring and Dura Ace cranks, polished to a shine. With custom leather work by Carson Leh, the contact points on this bike are different than your average track bike.
A Leh top tube protector keeps the custom fillet brazed bar and stem from chipping the top tube’s beautiful pearlescent paint. This is probably one of the most elegant track bikes at the show and has won me over.
Photos by Andy White
Don’t ride up grades, buy upgrades.
Leave it to FYXO to deliver a clean and crispy Merckx Mondays. This Eddy Merxkx pista, is built with a panto’d Cinelli XA stem, Record components and even filtered air in the tubes! See more at FYXO.
British Cycling always has great photos during the UCI Track Worlds. These men’s and women’s team pursuit images from Paris, France are excellent and there’s more where that came from. Head over to British Cycling’s Flickr to check out the rest.
London’s Kinoko Cycles has just received a couple of easy-on-the-eyes Nagasawa track frames in various colours (that’s British for “colors”) for your consumption. Now, whether you want to just look, or buy one, that’s up to you. Either way, check out more at Kinoko.
As part of the Hoy brand, the former accomplished – to say the least – track racer has teamed up with UK company Vulpine on a line of cycling apparel. Inspired by vintage style, with a modern fit, the Hoy Vulpine line is in stock now online. Or you can see the line in person at the London Bike Show.
Also, that bike is so good!
It’s not everyday that you come across a handmade, Italian, carbon fiber track frame. By today’s internet offerings, the pricepoint is anything but cheap, but see above descriptors for rationale and see more at Cueva.
Photo by Kyle Kelley
If there’s one thing Kyle loves, it’s track bikes. Oh and pizza and coffee and karoake… And California and this Kalavinka. Check out more photos of this beaut at Tracko!