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newbie track questionsdaneil
Jun 30, 2003 5:28 AM
For a number of reasons I am very interested in trading in my road bike for a track bike, however I'm trying to do it on the cheap as much as possible. I'm going to try to race at the Kissena Velodrome this summer and use the bike for commuting from Brooklyn to work in Manhattan as well, so i definately want a bike geared towards track geometry. I'm lusting over the new Bianchi Concept Pista, but I think that $600 for frame and fork is a bit over my head. Has anybody heard anything new about the good folks at Leader making a track frame? Also any other alternitives would be greatly appreciated. And any new info on the Kissena races would be great, I know they used to be Wednesday night, not so sure any more. Thanks in advance guys.

Kissena, Cheap Track bikes, and
Jun 30, 2003 4:52 PM
I heard the Leader should be availible in August.

Check out the Kissena Cycling Club's website for race information:

BikeWorks NYC also has great information on thier site about the Velodrome:

As for building an inexpensive but great track bike, check out BikeWorks NYC. They are located near Houston Street in Manhattan, support the Kissena Velodrome, most of the mechanics race at the Velodrome, and the Owner/Mechanic of the shop, Dave Perry, is just great!

I am biased since they have already built 3 bikes for me but not one has been a track bike. They built a single-speed that got bent in half, they built my road bike, and they just built me a new single speed. I am still deciding on the track frame and then I will have them build it.

Here is the link to their website:

Here is the link to my bikes they have built:

1st single speed

road bike

2nd (and current) single speed