I used to have this tremendous desire to go into Walmart and buy a bike, just to see how poorly it rides and how many miles I could ge before it was completely unrideable. I've never done it, but now that I've read so much about Bikes Direct in the past 5 or 6 months that I've been on this forum, I'm tempted to order one just to satisfy my own curiosity. Not that Bikes Direct bikes are total junk, like Walmart bikes. Although controversial, they clearly are somewere higher up the totem pole of quality...exactly where, I'm not certain.
Care to rank the fixed models? If you hate them all and wouldn't buy one as a matter of principle, just imagine you were getting one for free..which one would you take?
Personally, I like them in this order Dawes (worst), Motobecane, Winsor, Mercier (best, especially the green).
Edit: Darn...I mispelled Win(d)sor in the poll up above...I figure you know what I'm talking about.