I'm pretty new to fixed gear riding. Actually I've never ridden a fixed gear bike in my life and would like to get started. I'm planning to use a fixed gear for training for road races, and commuting to college, as well as doing an occasional road time trial. I was pretty set on getting a Bianchi Pista from another bike shop since my LBS doesn't stock Bianchi. So I put a deposit down, but I found out yesterday that all the 06 chrome Pistas (and the green ones as well) were out of stock at the suppliers. So I was put down first on a waiting list. It wasn't certain when the next shipment would be coming in though. The shop owner said maybe early or late Feb or maybe even March. I then went down to my LBS, and the owner told me he could get me a 2005 KHS Flite 100( I think the 2006 looks kinda ugly in red) for $499.99 (The price the other shop was selling the Bianchi for). But there were only 2 50cm in stock at the supplier.
They both appear to be good bikes. I know the Binachi comes with a front brake and is chrome. But I really don't know how it handles or how the KHS handles. How are the components on both of them? I know there might be another thread on this. But I'm really confused on which one I should get. Can anyone help me out?
Thanks a lot.