I have been considering buying a track bike for non velodrome use.
Right now I'm riding on a Surly Crosscheck fixed and I'm lovin it. I've done it for about a year now, and I can't get enough. The problem is that I am going to have to turn it into a single speed to go to work because I have some pretty serious hills that I need to traverse. I've also run into the problem of the inability to have a fixed/fixed hub on a bike with the 132.5 spacing.
I have already converted an old road bike to a single speed, which got me started, and I crashed it pretty good and bent the frame. I want to get away from steel for a fixed/fixed no brake bike because I'm about 230lb and when I pound the hills on my crosscheck I can watch the frame flex. I'm hoping to get an aluminum track bike for quick jaunts of about 6 miles and convert the crosscheck into a geared cyclocross/road bike.
So my question is: Is it feasable to ride a track bike on the road, or is it so incredibly uncomfortable that it is a bad idea? Like I said, this would be a bike for going fast for short periods of time (no all day cross country rides). And if this isn't a horrible idea, what bike is worth getting on a budget? I'm looking at a Felt TK3 basically for budget and because it looks awesome and I'm pretty sure I can adjust to the geometry.
Good idea to ride track bike on road?
Felt TK3 as a roadable track bike?
Other suggestions for bikes with 120mm spacing and track drops to run fixed/fixed?