aka: Mike J.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: between Milwaukee and Sheboygan in Wisconsin
Bikes: 1995 Trek 520 is the current primary bike.
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Thinking of track, also of my old track bike, opinions?
Okay, I'm under a job search mode, but one option will put me within reach of the Kenosha velodrome so I'm thinking of using my track bike maybe next year. It won't be anything serious, just some fun racing and training, and I'm in my 50's so no dreams anymore of entering the Olympics.
Anyway, I'm wondering if my bike is too far out of date, or what I need to measure to ensure it will be suitable for the track. I've posted about it a couple of times up in the C&V section, I've also thought about selling it locally but the local market isn't interested so now I'm thinking of just using it.
Measurements and some pics in this thread:
From that thread:
seat tube is about 57cm ctt
top tube is about 55cm ctc
it has a 105mm ctc Cinelli stem
gearing is 48x15 if I counted right
I don't know what the BB height is, nor do I recall what the crank length is.
For any of you who have rode Kenosha, how does the gearing look? High, low, depends on event?
I'm also wondering what some reasonably priced pedals are. I've got some clips/straps and somewhere I've got some slotted cleats that will attach to my shoes. My old leather shoes with the nailed on slotted cleats no longer fit, which is probably a good thing.
Thanks for any input, not sure if this makes me nuts or not. Worst case is I add a front brake and ride it around town, then go back to the part time work at the LBS and try to swing an EP deal on a more current track bike.
Maybe I've still got lingering dreams of going to the Master's Nat's someday....
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