I'm going to buy a very little used 4-spoke tubular wheel with a thread hub and a quick release. I think it's an 80īs or 90īs time trial wheel, and it's made in Russia. The quick release lever says Gipiemme, don't really know more about it at this point.
Will I be able to make this into a track wheel?
I don't know a lot about track hubs. I can get this wheel cheap and I know someone who could have use for a track wheel. There's no way to put a freewheel on it that takes 10 speed on this wheel, am I wrong?
You're going to have to tell us more or at least include a picture. If it is a standard TT road wheel from the mid-later 80's or anything from the 90's, it will have a cassette hub and there would be no practical way to convert it into a track wheel.
Often, the hubs on composite wheels can be swapped out. If this is the case, you might be able to find a track hub to replace the current hub.
ah... but if it's quick-release... I've had horrible experience with a quick-release wheel (track cog, no lock-ring).. so far as losing tension; this was street use though, not sure how it applies for you.. just my $0.02