So, that was what I thought you shouldn't do (since you asked). I forgot to add what I think you should do.
- Hold off on this one.
- Save up a bit more scratch
- Keep your eyes pealed on Craigslist for bikes. (Search for "fixed", also search for "track")
- Post an ad on craigslist stating what you want. You'd be amazed at the responses. Something like: "55cm track or fixed conversion, in at least good condition, no junk, I'll pay up to $300 (or whatever your budget is)...but only if it's worth it. I can pay cash today." That last sentence really gets 'em going. Especially when it's the end of the month and rent is due.
Originally Posted by gtrob
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.