I've been fine with this Leader bike of mine. A friend of mine has offered to sell me this old Raleigh Track Pro at a reasonable price. I'm thinking it would ride about the same and not be any heavier, so what have I got to lose? Hey, it might even be lighter, as the Leader isn't particularly light.
I know better than to ask whether I should do this, so I'll put it this way: what are the plusses and minuses of making this swap?
Here is the Leader in its street gear. It currently is dressed for the track with proper handlebars and no brake or accessories.
Here is the Raleigh as my friend has it now. He is offering to sell me the frame, fork, and headset, and I "should" be able to transfer everything over except the stem.
SIZE: The Leader is about 54cm or 55cm in seat tube. The Raleigh is 57cm, which would put the handlebars higher for me but probably not inappropriately high.