n00b to the forum too i suppose - i signed up a while back, but more of a reader than a poster though.
Anyway i stay close to the Chris Hoy velodrome in Glasgow. It is a 250 metre indoor wooden track and was the location of the last round of the world cup and will be the venue for the commonwealth games in 2014. I appreciate i am in a pretty lucky situation to have this within a 20 minute ride of my house and as such it would be rude not to take advantage of it (and in Scotland the attraction of being able to ride indoors is pretty big during the winter!). At the moment i am working my way through accreditation and enjoying it so far.
I've got the bike sorted (although i wont actually have it until Christmas) - moda forte, american classic 420 track clinchers and miche pista chainset (49x15 and ive also got a 14 too). Will be sure to post a picture in the photo thread when it finally arrives. Got the pedals / shoes / helmet too.
What else do i need? What clinchers are recommended for steeply banked wooden tracks? I think it is 44 degrees so my preference is for the grippier the better (I go with Michelin Pro 4 on the road but Michelin tyres are banned from the track) . Should i get another chainrings or sprocket? What sort of tools? Will my existing chainwhip that i use on my 10 speed road bike work? That is probably a stupid question that i should already know the answer to
Thanks for reading, i'll no doubt think up some other stupid questions later