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    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?

    Thanks

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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    Your first link is dead, I spent about 5 minutes staring at the kestrel evoke on the home page trying to figure out how a 1700$ road bike is a good track bike
    pretty sure this is what you were trying to get to http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...team_track.htm
    Last edited by cnnrmccloskey; 10-30-09 at 04:09 AM. Reason: left something out

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    Thanks, I fixed my post.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    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.

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    Hi,

    I'm also toying w/the idea of getting into track racing. I was wondering if this is worth it as far as good track bikes are http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2010...eries/TK3.aspx

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    I have an 07 FELT TK2, pretty good bike, stiff for sure but non compliant thus can be a bone shaker on a bumpy velodrome, I would actually like a steel bike for the particular velodrome that I ride.

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    This is the bike I rent at the track.

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