What exactly is the difference between a track bike and a road bike. The obvious answer is that one was made for the track and one for the road, but if someone could give me a little more of a detailed explanation that would be great. Thanks.
Some track specific bikes will have a higher BB to get the pedals up a bit higher from the banked track. Also large flange "track hubs" which decrease spoke length and probably wheel flex. Horizontal rear wheel dropouts allow you to adjust chain tension when installing the rear wheel since you don't have a rear derailleur, and most track bikes will not have quick release axles. An old road bike can make a good track bike but may not have every thing a real track bike will have.
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