i have only come up with 1 thread of a person who has owned a rush hour, and i was looking for some more insight.
backstory: i spent the better part of last year looking to get a medium quality road bike. i never found anything i really liked, and i ended up buying a 90s trek 1420 touring bike. its not bad, but its kinda purply and i don't like the bar-end shifters at all. i have been toying with the idea of a fixed or single speed for a number of months, but just recently found this model. it immediately caught my full interest and i am trying to find a way to get one. i don't have a lot of money right now, but i feel its worth it. i haven't felt the urge to buy something like this before. the bike is just exactly what i was picturing in my head. i like that it comes with a flip flop, has high flanged hubs and i love the color. the decals i actually really like as well. i found a lbs that has them in stock and i spent a half hour just looking (they had it hung up, and didn't seem to want to let me touch it). the other lbs said they can get it for me for $550 ($50 less than the lbs with them in stock). i was about to purchase a new seat and pedals for my current trek 1420, which would have been around $60 - $70. i think i can sell my trek for around $300 and i have a coupon that will get me a $25 gift certificate to the bike shop if i purchase the bike there, bringing the total out of my pocket to something like $155. i only have a few concerns, but up till now i have been doing a pretty good job telling myself they'll be fine, and what can you expect on such a cheap bike.
is a chromoly frame cheap and heavy? if yes, will it still last and be a good frame? should i be worried about a no-name bottom bracket?
here are the specs
heres the official page
and here is a big picture (the weird thing is, they have 3 sizes of the picture. small - on the site above, medium - which you get if you "click to enlarge", and really big - what is shown in parts when you mouse over the small image. i had to comb through the page source to find where the really big image was. thats how much i have thinking about this bike the past few days)
here are some real world pictures, but this guy pretty much changed out everything