track wheels...for a NEWB. and other track newb advice (sorry in advance)
well i will preface this post as follows:
i am a (somewhat) regular on the SSFG board, and like riding bieks, mainly fixed, albeit 100 percent on the road. so far.
I live about 1.5-2 hours from the closest velodrome, have always wanted to go, but basically felt intimidated being some ignorant hipster jerk going alone and showing up at a track with my 'sweet fixay'.
However since ive moved to where i am now 1.5-2 hours from hellyer i have made some new friends who have told me they have gone, done some beginners class where etiquette/rules/basic stuff was taught and they did mock races or something. And many are down to go again, and keep going.
Subsequently i have also purchased a friend's pista concept frame. mainly because it was a very nice friend deal, i had money burning a hole thru my pocket, plus it fits me more or less perfectly based on some fit calculators and just having had ridden it when it was his.
Sorry for the lengthy intro.
Basically, i plan on eventually going once a month (more if i life allows) and using the pista concept as the bike i would use.
So im curious:
What would you advise i do about a wheelset? Carlton has advised me its not worth it for me to invest in race wheels....but im just wondering what actual track cyclists would recommend wheelset wise for a beginner. that would suit my frame....thats good bang/buck ratio.
sorry for my ignorance, and any help is appreciated. thanks!