To begin, yes I've used the search function . . .
That said, here is my dilemma:
2008 Bianchi Pista 57cm $649 + tax at LBS -- I love the fit and feel of this bike but I question the quality due to everything I've read using the search function! The price for what it is -->sucks.
IRO Angus $649 + shipping -- better bike on paper but I can't test ride. Similar geometry but not the same as Pista. If the Pista is considered "twitchy" and I like that, how would the two compare to anyone who has experienced both? Size -- I assume the 59cm would be the closest in size as I've read they run a little small ( I know call Tony...)
My previous bike was an 07 Raleigh Rush Hour 57cm a good ride (hated the forks) stolen.
So, do I buy an overpriced Pista that fits like a glove and change parts when my budget permits or gamble on the Angus (nothing but good reviews) with better frame and parts out of the box.
I'm in a smaller town so I've test rode very little beside what I've mentioned. My primary use will be commuting/bombing around town but I would like to try the track when I visit friends in Portland!
My previous experience is all mountain biking, riding fixed gear got me excited about bikes again.
Thanks for your time, any and all opinions appreciated.