Hey guys! I just had a question that I thought i'd run by all of you. Basically, long story short, through an unexpected series of fortunate events I now have around $1350 to blow on any bike-related things I can think of. Pretty cool, huh? Anyway, I'm trying to determine how to most wisely spend this money. The two main courses of action i'm considering are:
1.) Using this money to buy the tools/chainrings/cogs/other odds and ends for my track bike i'll need to start the season this spring, as well as upgrading my street fixed/commuter bike with a new frameset (most likely an All-City Big Block or Soma Rush) and wheels (which are the only two things left over from what it originally was, an SE Draft Lite... *shudder* it's a much better machine now but still needs improvement in those areas as the wheels are POS and the frame is hi-ten steel with a misaligned rear triangle...)
2.) Buy a decent entry level road bike, such as a Felt F85 or something similar.
Now first of all, the 1st option seems like a better value to me at the moment. But I also will probably have time to get all the odds and ends I still need for my track bike over time with my normal work wages, before the season starts. So this leaves me kind of torn. And the reason i'm even considering the 2nd option is because I could use it to commute as well, but really a big factor in my decision will be the info you all provide me with your answers to the question in the heading: What's better for training on the road for track, a geared road bike, or fixed gear road or track bike? Or does it even matter that much?
And I know that there's definitely more to track training than just doing training rides on the road or track, and for that I have a gym and a set of Tacx Galaxia rollers that I picked up recently. But it seems important enough to carefully weigh these two options before I start spending left and right.
Thanks in advance!