Help a noob w/ 1st frame
I'm finally ready to scrap my converted road frame for a track bike. I've been riding singlespeed/fixie for over a year now and really loving it. From everything I've been reading it seems like the next step in this love affair is to pick up a decent track frame for the more aggressive geometry.
So here's my dilemma, I've got a friend that works for a bike parts wholesaler that can get me a Soma Rush frame for below wholesale cost. Or I could just pick up one of these inexpensive Motobecane Jury frames online for about $100 less. Just from looking at the price I'm sure the Soma is the superior frame but is it really that big a difference overall? I'd imagine there really isn't that large a performance gap in the low-end frames but I have to admit, I really don't know much about track bikes yet.
Any help/info would be super guys, thanks.
Ask this in the ss/fixed gear forum, you'll get better help there.
FWIW, If I was strictly riding on the street, I'd do a Jury and put huge tires and low (high 60's to low 70's) gearing on it and spin my little legs around all day long.
The Soma is closer to having real "track" geometry; the motobecane looks like it's got pretty standard road angles.