1. Assume I can a standard track front wheel, with bolts.
Yes. No problem. A road wheel is also acceptable on the track if you use an allen-head skewer that doesn't have a quick release lever.
2. Assume I can use current aero bars, taking off the brake levers and shifters.
This is true.
3. Assume the BB height will be adequate for a kilo or pursuit on a 33 degree, 333m track.
I think you will be fine using 170mm cranks.
4. Should I swap out crankset with a track crankset? Currently have 170mm cranks, 53/42 rings. Or, with the right cog, can I use the current crankset with a standard road chain?
Your cranks are probably 130BCD. You can find some track chainrings in 130BCD, but the track standard is 144 BCD.
5. Assume I can use a standard track rear wheel, with a cog that fits whatever chain and chainring width I go with.
Yes, you will need spacers to space the rear hub out to 130mm.
- You may have stiffness issues
- Your head tube angle and fork rake may have it handle wonky. Track bike head tubes are around 73-74 degrees and fork rakes are 30-45mm.
It might be more trouble than it's worth to convert the bike. The aero benefits may be overshadowed by the quirks listed above. You might be better off selling it and buying a an off the shelf aero track bike or a higher end aero bike like a Tiemeyer or something more exotic that you could also use for mass start racing which this TT bike would probably suck at. Personally, I'd pass on converting it.
Originally Posted by gtrob
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
Last edited by carleton; 05-20-11 at 12:27 PM.