Leader has definitely stepped up their game with their new 722TS steel frame. With an MSRP of $270, this frame beats a lot of the other steel track framesets on the market. The quality of the frameset is definitely on par with frames two to three times its price. The bike feels solid when riding. This thing moves! The paint on these new steel frames are top notch for a frame under $300. I know Leader is not known to be the greatest of quality but they are definitely stepping it up with this new 722TS.
We set up this particular build to be ridden at Hellyer Velodrome. We started off with a Tange steel fork and a Chris King headset to finish off the frameset. We went with the Nitto CT-80 fillet stem and some Nitto B125’s for drops. The Shimano FC-7400 NJS track crankset was choice for this build to go along with the mismatched Japan, Italy, USA love triangle of a bike this was to become.
Campagnolo Record track hubs and Fiamme Tubular rims would finish the bike off. This has got to be one of the most confused builds. There are so many differing brands on this bike it’s awesome. Brand and parts on this bike are Leader, Campagnolo, Fiamme, Nitto, Shimano and Globe. Regardless, I think it came out pretty clean.