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    Felt TK2

    Found a Felt TK2 for sale for 500. Its a couple years old. I don't know much about them but am interested in getting into track racing. Is this a good deal/what should I look for in the bike that could cause me problems. I would be buying it sight unseen, but through a well known bike mailing list in my town. Anything to watch out for?

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    Moving to SSFG from track.

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    why move the thread when he says that he wants to get into track racing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
    Found a Felt TK2 for sale for 500. Its a couple years old. I don't know much about them but am interested in getting into track racing. Is this a good deal/what should I look for in the bike that could cause me problems. I would be buying it sight unseen, but through a well known bike mailing list in my town. Anything to watch out for?
    TK2s are good bikes.
    The older ones - I don't know what year they switched - don't have steel inserts in the track ends, and the track ends are fairly short. This leads to two problems: a) frequent use, wheel switching, and gear changing eventually chews up the track ends somewhat, and b) your gear options are limited without also changing chains. For example, on my bike, I can't use both a 51x15 and a 48x14 - not enough track end to take up the difference in chain length neded.

    The newer ones have steel inserts in the track ends, and the track ends are longer.

    What to look for in the bike: frame in good condition (no dents). wheels true. bike overall clean and in good condition.

    And it should fit you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
    TK2s are good bikes.
    The older ones - I don't know what year they switched - don't have steel inserts in the track ends, and the track ends are fairly short. This leads to two problems: a) frequent use, wheel switching, and gear changing eventually chews up the track ends somewhat, and b) your gear options are limited without also changing chains. For example, on my bike, I can't use both a 51x15 and a 48x14 - not enough track end to take up the difference in chain length neded.

    The newer ones have steel inserts in the track ends, and the track ends are longer.

    What to look for in the bike: frame in good condition (no dent. wheels true. bike overall clean and in good condition.

    And it should fit you.
    Thanks for letting me know about the inserts ill look into that. I'm worried about the fit, but I'm going to try and find a fit bike in the area and see what they can do. I

    And Carlton, I already have a fg I'm looking for a track only bike. I used to ski race nationally and haven't been able to find a sport with enough adrenaline and strength requirements since. I wanted to hear the track guys input on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8bits View Post
    why move the thread when he says that he wants to get into track racing?
    Oops.

    All of his posts have been SSFG-related. I'll move it back. I apologize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
    Found a Felt TK2 for sale for 500. Its a couple years old. I don't know much about them but am interested in getting into track racing. Is this a good deal/what should I look for in the bike that could cause me problems. I would be buying it sight unseen, but through a well known bike mailing list in my town. Anything to watch out for?
    The TK2 is a great bike. I recommend it.

    BUT, it depends on the components and obviously the condition.

    Does it still have all of the stock components? Condition? Pics?

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    its a great $500 bike and a good way to get into track racing. Generally track bikes that have been used only on the track are in much better condition than track bikes that have been used on the street. That makes a difference for me when pricing and purchasing used track equipment.

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