I'm going to buy my first fixed gear soon, and have been looking up reviews and tips etc. everywhere. I live in The Netherlands, and while we are very much a bike-country, fixies aren't that wide-spread yet so the choice of brands is somewhat limited (and I'd rather not go into overseas shipping).
After some orientation, and dismissing a number of brands (looking at you, Create) I've found a bike I really like: The Polo&Bike Virens (http://www.poloandbike.com/virens.html).
But, I can't find a review of it anywhere. It seems like a decent bike and the price is exactly what I'm looking to spend (500 euros/660 dollars). I'm not looking for the lightest or fastest bike, just something decent and solid that rides well.
Possible alternatives would be the SE Lager (but that gets rather mixed reviews and has a hi-ten steel frame), Fuji Declaration (seems very decent but I'm not to fond of the look and delivery is delayed till August), Maze (http://www.mazecycles.com/portfolioc...thracite-grey/ , Dutch brand, slightly more expensive and a bit boring in style), United Cruiser (http://www.unitedcruiser.com/modeles...ies_black&id=8 , also hi-ten).
so, if anyone knows these Polo&Bike bikes, are they any good? And if no-one has heard of them, can anyone spot any issues (apart from no-one having heard of them) based on the online info?
Any help would be much appreciated!