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Billato-Built Marin Track Bike

Love this bike. Quite stiff and really fast. These frames were custom built for Team Shaklee by Billato around 1998-2000. Marin was a team sponsor, hence the Marin branding. They were custom built for each rider with their name stamped on the BB shall; Mine is stamped TR Wolberg.

Billato-built track frame with Marin branding in the Team Shaklee yellow and red colors, Columbus Altec2 aluminum tubing

Unknown fork, FSA Orbit headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Ofmega road crankset (with inner chainring spot used to achieve a 42mm chainline), Specialized loose ball bearing 68x125mm bottom bracket (so that crank arms clear the chainstays)

MKS GR-9, MKS clips, MKS double straps

IRD 47-tooth chainring, unknown 18-tooth cog, KMC chain

Deda 310 drop bars, Cannondale stem

Selle Bassano/Vuelta saddle, American Classic titanium seatpost

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic Cosmic, Continental Gatorskin 23c tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Pista hub laced to Mavic Open Pro, Clement Strada LGG 23c tire

Added by Coomer. Last updated about 8 years ago.




Just added my Billato Marin 650C Bike built for Jame Carney.

Posted over 5 years ago


f1ftyone says:

Nice, good to see another Marin Track bike in the wild. I have both the Team Road and Track. Where did you find this one? My Track is a 52 unstamped with the matching Columbus fork and the Road 52 stamped Pierce. I need to post mine here one day.


Posted about 8 years ago


metatronic1123 says:

interesting, how does it ride? and why did you decide to go with road cranks instead of track cranks?

Posted about 8 years ago


Coomer says:

It rides pretty well, really stiff. And I went with a road crankset because it has an inner chainring position, which was necessary to achieve a straight chainline with such a long BB spindle. The long BB spindle is necessary so that the end of the cranks don't hit the chainstays.

Posted about 8 years ago


GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

You could also get the chainstays dimpled by a framebuilder. That way you have a little more room if you want to ride track cranks. I've seen people use the Campy Veloce Bottom Bracket and Sugino 75's on frames that don't have a lot of clearance for cranks.

Posted about 8 years ago