I hope some people can advise me. I bought a very cool track bike made by Tom Kellogg for the Shimano racing team 30 years ago. I also bought a pile of other NOS DA-10 parts, so I am kind of set up for life here. One problem. 15 mins on rollers and I am dead. I would like to do at least an hour. Right now I have a 48 chainring with a 15T rear cog. One revolution of the cranks gives me a whopping 266" or 6.75 meters. At 51yo, I am not going to be trying out for the Shimano racing team.
I was going to try to locate a 46 chainring, the smallest made. Change the rear cog to 16. Maybe put on these 170 mm cranks, and remove the 165s. I will inflate the tires to the max, go on a diet and loose some weight. But I might just be spitting in the wind.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? I am considering just hanging the bike on the wall, selling all the parts and chains, and getting another track bike.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.