I'm looking for advice on what makes and models I could consider for a track bike. I'm a beginner (I'm taking my first track course in August) and I'm probably looking at a budget of $3,000 - $5,000. Any suggestions?
Also, what other expenses should I be mindful of? I know I'll need extra tires (I assume that people usually have these already mounted on a second set of rims, so they can change them more easily at the track) and plastic. Anything else (e.g., whatever bits are likely to break off when you crash, such as levers)?
Any advice you can provide is appreciated. Thanks.
(Moderator -- I wasn't sure if this should be in this forum, or the racing one. I decided to put it here because I thought more people would see it.)