My first track bike. I plan to continue my regular weekend visits to the Forest City Velodrome in Ontario, but now on a ride of my own and not a rental. Would like to eventually get into some racing.
I went a little "tarck" with the rims in my wheel build, but I always enjoy the visual aspect of piecing the bike together so I went with some matching rims. If I really get into it I'll consider looking at a set of tubulars.
Leader hand made lugged track frame
Primarily Reynolds 853 with 631 in the seat stays, stainless polished head tube lugs
Chris King 1" Nothreadset
Thomson Elite X2 stem (90mm)
Thomson Elite seatpost
Selle Italia SLR XP saddle
Deda Velocita chromoly track drop bars
Miche Primato Pista crankset (48t)
Taya 1/8" chain
Shimano PD-A520 pedals
White Industries Track hubset (32 hole)
White Industries 15t splined cog
Velocity Fusion rims (32h, non-machined)
DT Swiss Revolution spokes (2.0/1.5/2.0)
Vittoria Corsa EVO CX tires
Was skeptical of getting a Leader at first, but I was really impressed with the quality and finishing work on the frame. I also really like the set screws feature to set the chain tension on the drop outs. Can't wait to ride it this weekend at the Velodrome!
Yeah the TT sizing is a bit odd compared to the norm, but traditionally sized bikes have always fit me a little weird anyways, so this worked out in my favor. If I had the money ideally I'd go custom, but I don't!
Tom Kellogg designed Spectrum. The handling and ride quality is amazing
I got both wheelsets (Cane Creek V-33 and AC 420) for less than the price of one through some good deals. Also Totalcycling.com has a great deal on the campy cranks because of the exchange rate
Thanks, man. Yeah, even with the rims it's 16.0 lbs. Not bad for a 58cm.
yea that's light for that size. I think a lot of people get caught up in the weight game but don't realize the bigger you go, the heavier it should be since more forces are involved. I don't think it's always best to have the lightest when you're more taller than 5'9" and over 170lbs (but what do I know). Lightest doesn't always mean performance