I need a bike I can ride to the gym, the store, etc. I don't like to take my Calfee out for regular life stuff because I can't lock it up. Or, rather, I won't.
So, I need a beater, but I want something cool. I tried out a fixed gear and it scared the crap out of me. I don't really need a fixie, but like the simplicity of it for just cruising around town.
I imagine I'd like to run a single speed setup with brakes. (Is that uberlame?)
Any ideas on what bikes to look at for around $600?
Are the Pistas any good?