I've been primarily riding a road bike and have a desire to get a SS/fixed gear bike. I want a "flip-flop" rear hub so I can enjoy both worlds. Could you suggest a good starter bike please. I do have a small budget but want something simple but solid. The Schwinn Madison seems to be decent and it's in my price range. ($400-$500) The Trek Soho didn't really get me excited. What else is out there?
I just want a no frills jump on the bike and ride machine. No racing but perhaps some flat club rides. Mostly fun general exercise and some commuting.
Bicycling Magazine doesn't deal with these very often and I'm not sure which web sites are reputable or which manufacturers are best. You guys are the experts so I'm coming to you for advice.