I want to do a build that will be suitable for usual recreational riding and also have the ability to take on the track (I'm moving to Chicago next summer, so I'll have access to a few tracks in the area). Basically, run a front brake most days, then take it off when I want to ride on the track.
This is doable, right?
Here's what I'm thinking so far...
Frame: Pake, Soma, or a Leader (all steel)
track bars, crank etc etc. Something budget, but quality.
Any tips on where to go from here? I'll probably buy the frame and fork first and slowly add on as finances allow.