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Old 06-28-16, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hello, my husband just recently gifted me a Bianchi Super Pista 49 because I have had a huge interest in velodrome for a while & well finally putting things together. However, I'm lost as far as starting where to get parts, which brand is better performing than another & how they all differ, all in all I just need help in finding parts to finally have a go at the velodrome (: & I thought perhaps the nice people at BikeForums would help. Well, I'm sure there are other forums out there, this is all just too overwhelming & in my search for building my bike BikeForums was the first to pop up.

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Old 06-28-16, 01:33 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the sport and to the forum.

Bikeforums is sort of a small group of talkers and a really, really large group of watches (not a bad thing).

It's a great site for beginners to ask questions...even questions that have been asked a million times before...because sometimes the answers change!

Have a look at the threads on the first 2 or 3 pages here, especially the ones that are stickied on the top. That should keep you busy for a few days.
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Old 06-29-16, 04:33 PM   #3
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Hello, my husband just recently gifted me a Bianchi Super Pista 49 because I have had a huge interest in velodrome for a while & well finally putting things together. However, I'm lost as far as starting where to get parts, which brand is better performing than another & how they all differ, all in all I just need help in finding parts to finally have a go at the velodrome (: & I thought perhaps the nice people at BikeForums would help. Well, I'm sure there are other forums out there, this is all just too overwhelming & in my search for building my bike BikeForums was the first to pop up.
You might also consider going to your local velodrome and just start talking to people. The track crowd tends to be friendly and welcoming. Taking an introductory or certification course, if you haven't already, will also expose you to people who are actively involved and will have opinions to share about equipment. Have fun!
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Welcome... Track riders are usually very friendly. our weekly racing scene suddenly has 'Track Snacks' where people bring home made goodies or fruit to share between races...
I have met some amazing people at the local Velodromes.
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Welcome.

What is your local track? More than likely there will be a member or two here who ride there and could give you the low down.
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