Beautiful Bicycle: My KHS Aero Track Nov 24, 2010


There are a few production track bikes that came out in the 90’s that are iconic. The KHS Aero Track series are just a few that come to mind. Whether it’s the low-pro models (steel or aluminum) or the curved seat tube Aero Track, these affordable bikes were mean race machines. I had a steel low-pro a few years back and always managed to pass up the curved seat tube version. Made from True Temper tubing and featuring a bi-oval top tube, these bikes have always been my favorite. That’s why when the opportunity came up to get one in my size, I didn’t pass on it this time.

Check out more photos below.


I got the frameset with the original headset, cockpit and saddle. Rather than putting a traditional square taper crankset on it, I went with my favorite cranks, the Truvativ Omniums. From there, I put on some spare wheels, which I’ll be replacing later.


The fit is spot on for racing but I may put a shorter stem on it for the street. Since it’s a 58 square, it’s about as close as I get to fitting on a production bike. The only bike in my stable that fits me as per my bike fitting is my Merckx Pista and this bike by no means is replacing that! Once I get it set up to my liking, I’ll post an update.

  • Where did you get lucky enough to find one, I’ve been searching for one of these in my size forever, hell I’d even settle for the pursuit version.

    Anyway, excellent build buddy.

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  • Rishi

    This is great. I have the steel pursuit and it turns heads everywhere. I’ll fwd pics soon.

  • Ian

    Yea i couldnt pass it up when i found mine. wanna change a few more things on it but yea i love this thing.

  • Dima

    Prolly, you rascal! Good call with the Omniums; I have them on my Alien and I am lovin’ them!

  • dag

    New or old, KHS has always had some of my favorite steel track frames. Classy and classic. This one is no exception – gorgeous!

  • Maybe I’m just reminiscing about years past, but I think the wheels look great as-is. Black stem and post and this thing would be perfect.

  • ian

    hey prolly what length omniums are you running?

  • Nice! I had the lo-pro steel one for a while and loved it.

  • I have that frame and it’s amazing, even on the street. But tell me one thing, why ride toestraps, as I saw clipless pedals on other bikes of yours?

  • TD

    I have a 90s KHS MTB, a Montana Pro I believe, that has the same exact paint job. True Temper tubing as well…

  • dave

    Want to sell??

  • Bruns

    Great bike!

    Does anyone know what are the seat tube and head tube angles for this frame, please?