Hi everyone, I'm a new member but I've been riding fixed gear for about 2 years now. I ride a 58.2cm Specialized Langster with all stock components. Since having this bike I've gotten heavily into fixed gear riding but I do not ride on a velodrome. The closest one is in Pennsylvania and I live in VA, but I ride 20-30 miles 5 times a week on my local city streets. It's very flat where I live so I'm riding a 48/15 and loving it.
I am really wanting to upgrade to a nicer/lighter/stronger frame or all new bike. I've been looking at the Felt TK2, Fuji Track Pro, or the Trek T1 with a budget of about $1250. I can't tell if these bikes are too track specific to be riding on the street and if I'll run into a great deal of toe overlap (I don't know if the fact that I ride a 58 will remove some of the overlap) Also, I definitely want to have a front brake (not sure if its a good idea to drill into the Fuji's carbon fork! The Trek and Felt are drilled for a front brake already) And is the Trek T1 actually a step above the Langster?
The only problem is that none of the stores normally stock any of these 3 bikes. You have to special order one which requires a hefty down payment. So I'm going in blind! The felt TK2 looks like the best of the bunch but it might be terrible for road use and I'm really looking to avoid toe overlap because I'm weaving through traffic in the city. But I think I would be happy with any of the bunch.
I'd really appreciate any thoughts on the matter. Thanks so much!
Fuji Track Pro: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/...4e2a7ea0_o.jpg