Originally Posted by aidandj
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.