As all things are if you ask for OPINIONS you WILL get them. I guess it will be a matter of sorting things out to see which would
best benefit me, so here goes.
I ride at Kissena 400m Track, 2nd season as a Masters Cat 4 am I am 55 yo. I do plenty of Road riding, but no racing yet.
Masters can be 40+ and may be run every other week. I would say I am the newest in the group and for sure the weakest (for now).
I get my points and hold my own and getting better and always in the field.
Riding a Felt TK3 with original parts and gearing which is 48 x 15, this is a bit low for the track and I am not a spinner but have improved at it
!st thing is up the gearing to 49 x 15 or 47 x 14 to see how it feels and how it changes things, reaction, explosiveness etc.
2nd thing is to upgrade the crank to DA or Sugino 75 and put away the original FELT (No NAME) crank.
I am thinking of a 170 or 167.5 as this bike has. My road bikes all have 175, so I think this will be fine. Pretty much believe that the 170 will not be an issue if I ride at other Outside Velodromes.
So the plan is the gearing, THEN the crank.
Thoughts on the plan, but more so the crank size. I have read the advise here and seem to get the impression of
You're Right, You're Right and He's Right", so I guess I hope I'm Right.