After much analyzing, pricing out, and decision making I've decided that given my economic situation it would be cheaper and more efficient to buy a fixed gear prebuilt than build one myself. So I originally thought about buying an IRO mark v. The only thing is that this would require shipping, and I'm not so fond of shipping something that large, especially given that I'm not sure of my frame size. So I called up my LBS to see what fixed gear/ss selection they had and heres what they told me:
Bianchi San Jose (http://www.bianchiusa.com/08_san_jose.html)
Fuji Track Pro (http://www.fujibikes.com/2007/bikes.asp?id=285)
Specialized Langster (http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...12&language=US)
I'm going to rule out the Fuji since it looks like a great bike for a thief to steal, and its a bit high in price. But otherwise, between the Bianchi and the Specialized does anyone have any suggestions/complaints/comments?
(btw, i'll probably be stripping the frame and powder coating it fairly soon after i buy it at any rate, to make it even less steal worthy)