I usually hang around the classic / vintage list but I have a question for the real track riders.
I moved to indianapolis last fall and I just found out that I live only 2-3 miles from the major taylor velodrome. When I lived in Minneapolis i rode the velodrome there a couple of times and I really loved it, but it was far away. I have been riding single speed commuting and the occasional fixed gear (but I have to admit I like brakes on the road!) for a long time. My question is: I want to use the velodrome for excercise (it is owned by the city park district so it is cheap and accessible) a couple of times a week starting in the spring but I'm not sure what qualifies for an entry level track bike. I know of all the "fixed gear" street bikes available now (surly, bianchi, almost everyone it seems this year...) but I wonder if they are really built for the track. Since I don't really enjoy city fixed riding I would like a basic steel track bike, on a budget. Something I would only use on the track. What do you suggest? Are there any good web classifieds for real track bikes? What should I look for?
Any info on a bike or on what I'll need to do to get into the sport would be great!