the nearest velodrome is in Blaine, MN. I'm about a 2 hour drive away. It's probably stupid that I'd like to try it even though I can't get to a velodrome, but it's something I aspire to do. I was in Minneapolis this summer, but I didn't have motorized transportation.
I'm trying to find an affordable fixed gear bicycle (~$500) that I can take on the track when I get there. Do you have any suggestions for a beginner bicycle? I keep running into street bikes, but maybe something a little in between that I can feel comfortable taking on the road would be better?
I already ride an old Schwinn traveler that I rebuilt, but it's heavy and there's too much friction in the dérailleur, which I can't fix.