So about 1 week ago I was hit by a truck and my Scattante Americano (with drop bars) from Performance was destroyed (looks like this). It was a good bike that met my commuter needs, but alas they don't quite sell the same bike anymore.
Now I'm trying to find a new single speed, but am having difficulties. When I look at the local bike shops I can't find much that doesn't look really ugly or seem to be of really low quality for less than $550-$650. I want a good quality single speed, with brakes, with either drop bars or with bullhorns. If I could get this for less than $500 I'd be quite happy. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!