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Plum Simonetti Track Bike

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Simonetti Track / 56cm

SR / SR

Kinesis / Dura Ace

Mavic / Campagnolo Epsilon Tubular / Vittoria Competition

Mavic / Campagnolo Epsilon Tubular / Vittoria Competition

Dura Ace / Campagnolo Record

Selle San Marco Concor Profil / Kalloy

MKS / Miche Track

46:14 / Sugino 75 / Suntour Cog

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Really dig this. Love the

Really dig this. Love the tight clearances in the rear triangle, whole thing looks like it means business.

Thanks

The Kinesis fork on there right now is a road fork. I would like to swap it out with a tighter track fork. It is definitely lighter than my steel bikes.

Yeah it doesn't quite gel

Yeah it doesn't quite gel with the super tight rear, at least in the front on view, but then its not *bad*. A nice tight steel track fork wouldn't be that bad, lots of alloy bikes in the early-mid 90s came with steel forks.

Cannondale Anyday

Yeah, I'd take a Cannondale Track instead anyday.

I'm surprised you don't have

I'm surprised you don't have one.

This would look so cool with

This would look so cool with a Wound Up

Wound Up Forks

would be killer. The Kinesis came on a Gitane track frame. Figured it would work out better on this build.

you

were right ;)

Yeah this is sick man I love

Yeah this is sick man I love the purple and component choices.

Thanks!

It means a lot coming from someone with great taste in bikes.

This is cool

This is cool because I just learned the history of Gian Simonetti and the all the Mike Howard drama. I picked up a 90's model Easton aluminum Tri frame a while back for . There was a head badge that read Simo Cycles. There is not a lot of information on Simo Cycles on the web, but I did learn that it was owned by Gian Simonetti. I decided to strip the paint off of the frame so I could refinish it. During the process I discovered a second layer of paint and graphics. On one of the chain stays there were the words "Built by Mike Howard". I went back and searched Mike's name. That is when I learned about the demise of Simo Cycles. I also learned the history of Wizard Cycles dating all the way back to Howard working at Masi. Very cool story. Nice bike too. I like the purple(plum) and white. Very clean!

Yes, I really need to include

a detail shot of "Built by Mike Howard" on the chain stay. Mike's definitely had his ups and downs. He has worked on vintage Masi frames and started Medici with Gian Simonetti. Mike also started Wizard Cycles with Brian Baylis. Thanks for the compliments and I look forward to seeing your Simonetti build.

Those welds are so ugly.

Those welds are so ugly. Love the seat collar great looking frame non the less!

Hehe. Coming from you,

one would expect that. Believe me, I would rather own a 90s Cannondale Track.

Eh everyone owns a

Eh everyone owns a Cannondale track these days its nice to see something else!

Yeah, but still

dig 90s Cannondale Track Bikes. Oh believe it or not, the seatpost collar came off a Specialized Globe.

Oh I thought it was

Oh I thought it was attached!



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