after much debate and search between the hour and kilto tt, i decide to go with the hour cause i liked the matte gray frame better (some of the pictures on this forum are awesome!). i figured since a lot of the parts will get upgraded in the future, i might as well go with the 50 dollar cheaper bike with a color that i liked.
to give a little background, im a ucdavis student so therefore i bike a lot. originally being from socal, i bought a cheap 60 dollar bike from target and after seeing and being more familiar with the whole bike community, i decided to jump on the boat and get a fixed gear bike.
1) i was wondering what i should 'immediately' replace. i know most of you guys will probably suggest to replace practically almost everything given that its a cheap bike but please be reasonable for me. ive read about the bike hubs needing to be replaced a lot... is there anything i should know?
2)also, what kind of tools would i need? i know this is a very vague question but is there anything in particular i should know about tools such as a 'bike tool set' or something?
3) is there that 'one' cheap online retail bike store that i should buy and ones that i should avoid? ie. avoid buying computers from best buy and order from frys or something... or for musicians, order from musiciansfriend.com. like most other goods, are online retail stores gonna be the cheapest or are they gonna be relatively similar to my local (Davis, CA) bike shop prices?
thanks for reading and im looking forward to being a part of this biking community!