I'm new to fixies so your input on buying them in Portland is appreciated.
Currently considering a:
(1) Bianchi Pista with brakes,
(2) Redline 925 (and swap to drops) or a
(3) Surly Steamroller.
Those seem the most promising so far and I want to keep the entire package under $650. Definitely buying local and not group-buy or mail order. I'm looking to commute to work to do my part in curbing CO emissions. Plus fixies are rad.
I saw a Pista at River City but I haven't been to the other "smaller" shops in the East side. Suggestions?