I'm looking for a new fixie around $600. Right now I'm riding a 70s Peugeot conversion, but it needs a new crankset, new wheels, and a new stem (the original one is really awesome looking but its pointy and my inner thighs aren't thanking me for it when I lean forward to skid). I like it a lot, but its got a couple of dents in the frame and I don't think its worth it to put a lot of money what needs to be done and the problems with the frame.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Right now I'm looking at the Bianchi Pista, Schwinn Madison, IRO, etc... I would love to build my own up but I don't trust myself to stay within a budget, and I need to because, you know, starving college student and all. I already made that mistake when I spend my life savings on my Santa Cruz mountain bike. But anyways, I would really appreciate any input that more experienced and knowledgeable riders have to give. Thanks!