First off i want to say that these forums have been a huge help in my quest to ride ss/fg.
been riding for about 4 years now (im 23) and only recently wondered about SS/FG riding (im just a commuter but looking to make this as another form of workout/fun, so im looking into the tech-side of bikes). living in honolulu, hawaii i only see a few ss/fg riders, definetly more in the last year than ever. im always tempted to ride up and ask them about it but i didn't want to bother them on their routine, so i used my 1337 google skills and researched for the past few months before and i've finally decided to build my first track bike.
Honolulu is pretty flat, well atleast where i ride to work and hangout. a ride a few hills but nothing steep at all, just quite long and steady ascents. looking for a good ratio for quick acceleration, starting and stopping.
was thinking 44x17, anyone have experience OR live in hawaii that wanna ride when i get it together?