this year I road a steel track bike for my 500km. Fixed gear, brakeless, geared at a respectable 49x15 I turned the cranks 73,188 times in 6 days to complete the challenge. My beautiful bike was built by an underground frame builder in 1998 named Joe Starck while he worked in Bill Holland's shop in east county. The best way to describe Joe is he is an Artesian. He only put out badass work. The frame is literally perfect. I purchased the frame from a riding buddy's son who had it custom made. The paint job matches his custom road bike and I have taken quite a liking to the Emerald Green track machine. The frame is made of three different varietys of Columbus steel. Selected for weight and strength; the top tube and downtube are oversized but also the thinnest tubes I've ever ridden and the chain stays are the most robust. There is 1mm of tire clearance on either side of the 700x24c Specialized Turbo Cotton Tyres that are mounted to a Miche Pistard TR wheels. Turning the wheels is a Miche Primato crankset and a gold KMC 710sl chain. The Deda Velocidad handlebars weigh a little less than the frame does, but gives the light frame some front end stability.