Just found your forum and have gotten some good info. already. I am in the market for a fixie and wanted some recommendations. First, I would need to know what size would be comfortable for me. I am about 5'5" and 135 lbs. so Iím guessing a 50" or something in that area? I know its probably a good idea to get properly sized but I donít really want to go into a mom and pop, get sized and walk out.
Iíve narrowed my choices down to two possible scenarios. First is the Mercier Kilo TT. Pros: it comes as a kit and for a relatively good price. Cons: its comes as a kit and although I can swap out parts, it seems like a waste of money to get something Iím not truly happy with. The other option is to put together a bike with the Leader 720R Aluminum frame. I know these are two vastly different bikes but I really like the look of the aluminum frame and I consider myself pretty handy so I think I would be able to handle putting the bike together. I know the ride is different but how much different is it? Too uncomfortable to ride on the road? I would really appreciate any help/suggestions you all might have for a noob. Suggestions on places to purchase would also be appreciated.