Yesterday I was riding in central park past a guy on a leader LD 735TR. After some research, I'm thinking about buying one of these frames to replace my Mercier ebay commuter fixie. I already have a velodrome bike, so I am really only thinking about lightening my commuter (the steel mercier is a beast to carry up 3 flights!), and also improving on its aesthetics. What I really like about the Leader is that the aero downtubes and flat black annodizing match the style of my road bike very closely.
Honestly I just like the way it looks, and I'm not too worried about performance, as It will be used primarily to ride 5 or 6 miles to school and back.
Anyway.... I searched the forum and found a disturbing thread ( link ) that seemed to concentrate mostly on the main ebay seller of the leader track frame. There was concern about the quality of the leader forks as well, which I will definitely NOT be buying. The thread is almost two years old, so I am wondering if anyone has recent experiences with this brand/frame, and if so, has quality stabilized, and should I buy on ebay, direct from Leader, or not at all...