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18-01-2020, 18:19   #1
Harrybelafonte
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Track bike in your garage?

Having been involved in track cycling for a good few years now and witness many come and go to Sundrive, I'm convinced that there are large number of people with track bikes/frames rusting away in their sheds or attics? Anyone here guilty?
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18-01-2020, 20:06   #2
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Having been involved in track cycling for a good few years now and witness many come and go to Sundrive, I'm convinced that there are large number of people with track bikes/frames rusting away in their sheds or attics? Anyone here guilty?
Mine is out the back, part rusting, part being eaten by dog.
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19-01-2020, 07:08   #3
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Mine is out the back, part rusting, part being eaten by dog.
Shame, could it be saved?
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19-01-2020, 08:55   #4
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Bicycle swap/sale meet up is needed
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19-01-2020, 10:44   #5
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Save the track bikes!
I too have seen a lot of people come and go, some with very nice machines.

I guess it's nice that people hold onto them, in the belief they'll get back to it (cos track is the best ) .
But sad they don't get out, or fall into disrepair.

We could start a save the track bike group, which both saves the bike and gets the owner back on track!

I think once the indoor is built all these bike will make it back out
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19-01-2020, 10:46   #6
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It's a lot on my mind as I prep for the coaching sessions to start again. There's a lot of people who would like to move on to their own bikes but there's a lack of second hand options around and the cost of a new bike can be prohibitive to many of them. No-one should really still be on a rental bike after a year of training.
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19-01-2020, 13:09   #7
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Mine is in the attic, I will be using it this year tho. And the velodrome is coming....
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19-01-2020, 13:53   #8
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if you live in shane ross's constituency, i'm sure that's worth asking him about if he calls to the door.
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20-01-2020, 09:55   #9
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I'm looking for a 55cm or 56cm bike with a maximum budget of €500 if there's anything out there...
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