I posted this question in the fixed gear / single speed forums a couple days ago, but people told me I would be better off / get better answers asking in the framebuilder section, so here we go:
Im about to start working on a new frame which is going to be my fixed gear bicycle; but I need some advice on the frame geometry.
This fixed gear bike is mostly going to be ridden around town, used on roads, I might take it to our local velodrome, too, but yeah its mostly going to be for road use.
Still, from the feel and how it rides, reacts; I want this fixed gear bicycle to ride like a track bike, or very similar to it: a fast racing geometry, agile, twitchy, responsive.
So what Ive been wondering: Can I therefore just copy the main characteristics of track geometry onto this frame which im about to build?
Or are there a couple things which feel that way on the track, will feel different on the road and therefore need to be adjusted or changed a little bit for road use?
Heres what Ive been thinking: Keep the short wheelbase and the steep angles, to make the bike twitchy and responsive. Keep the high bottom bracket, too, to avoid pedal strikes in turns. However, although keeping the angles steep, still make them a little less extreme, to generate a more relaxed riding position for more comfort. Also make the headtube a touch longer, to make the sattle / bar drop a little less sharp, which should also create a little more comfortable ride.
Would you agree with that? If not, what would you change?
.. I know its a bit of a wall of text, but thanks a lot for reading, posting info and helping out!