Ok, so this topic has probably come up quite a few times before, but its always good to have fresh ideas right?
So, a week ago, I had my heart set on an IRO Mark V, but I found out that they didn't have my size in stock and wouldn't have it for another month and a half. Thats when I began searching for alternatives..
So I came up with the Specialized Langster at Larry and Jeff's in NYC (by the way, how are they as an LBS? If anyone happens to know.) This looks like a decent deal as well, as it has 2 brakes already, which is probably a good idea for riding in the streets of NYC. I also prefer the aesthetics of the Langster. I also like the fact that the LBS will give me 5 years of free maintainence.
I do, however, like the idea of supporting Tony and IRO. Such a dilemma! So in terms of value, which bike is better?