I really want to get started in racing in my loc velodrome.
I am a 25 y/o guy that lives close to an outdoor velodrome here in sunny South Florida. I have gone to it a couple of times in the morning and used the rental bike (which are not in the best of shape). I really liked it and am interested in getting started. I am on a tight budget right now because I am in the middle of trying to buy a house. I have been looking around on craigslist but a lot of what I see is road bike conversions. Which I know from reading is not the same geometry. So I am not to sure what to do. Should I just keep renting and just get some more time on the track under my belt or should I try to save up for a bike of my own? Is there anything worth buying from bikesdirect?
Short of buying used or finding a great deal on closeout, I'd say that this bike from Bikes Direct is the best deal on a high quality starter track bike. If you're budget is really tight, then this is a decent option to get you started, though I doubt it's much better than the rentals you've been using.
Last edited by bonechilling; 10-30-09 at 07:25 AM.
Originally Posted by doofo
the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike
you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination
Do you know the details of the bikes you are renting?
may give you an idea of where to start from. I would think you could get a cheap ish good used track bike (as in real track bike) from $400
How much do you have to spend?
I'm subscribed to a local racing e mail list and there is always bikes for sale. What size are you, I could do a quick search.