Tight Clearances: serve a purpose or more for looks?
A while ago when I got interested in fixed gear riding and track bicycles- I was more interested in the fixed gear styling, crazy colors and trendy stuff.
I have gradually stopped liking all of that stuff, and for appearance reasons have been attracted to simple track bikes with super close clearances-
I find that out of all the pictures on this website, its hard to come by a lot of track frames that have these tight clearances.
Do they serve a true purpose, or is the actual purpose so minimal that its more for an appearance thing?
I might not know what the hell I'm saying, forgive me if I sound like an idiot.
A frame like this, specially the front wheel to the down tube clearance