So I'm planning on piecing together a single speed commuter by this summer and I was hoping you guys could give me some help with choosing the right parts. So far I have looked at the Specialized Langster and the Schwinn Cutter, but I cannot find a frame-only for either of those. If I could just have some help with choosing the right frame to order I could probably work with my local shop to get the rest of the parts. I have no experience in road bikes (I've only Mt. Biked my whole life), so any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Soulcraft MTB, Salsa Ala Carte converted to SS, '07 Schwinn Peleton, Bruce Gordon Touring, Miyata Team converted to fixie, Salsa Beargrease, Ross Mt. Hood commuter bike
Surly Steamroller. Depending on how much you are willing to spend I think Salsa has a nice frame that can be run SS. Also, you could always buy the Langster or Cutter and just sell the parts you don't like and buy new ones that you do.
Well I've looked on craigslist for some older bikes and I think that may be a cheaper route. What would you choose between these?
1980/81 Bertin C32 - $400 (by far the cleanest)
Bottecchia 80s? - $180
70's Peugeot PX-10 - $250