Frame or complete bike? Im new to the single speed thing but it sounds so appealing and by far one of my favorite frames ive seen so far was a broakland, so i googled the name. got nothing. then i ebay'd it, again nothing. so then i searched the ss forum and there was no substancial mention of buying any broakland stuff.
So, am i missing something or does it actually take an act of god to aquire one of these, and if so how much $$$?
there made in Oakland CA by a shop called Montano Velo. super good frame builders and all around great guys. the frames may be a bit overkill/pricy for a first bike. the only real resource online is their myspace link http://www.myspace.com/broaklandbicycles but give them a call and im sure theyll be more than happy to help!
get a kilo tt pro (or just a regular tt, but your budget seems pretty high and the pro has some nicer parts. personally i'm not sure if it's worth the price premium). see if you like fixed. if you don't you'll probably be able to sell the bike for almost the same amount you paid for it (depending on where you live)
if you're a newbie why go all out on a new bike that you might possibly not ride after about a month or so or when the cool factor dies down?
QFT... if this is going to be your first fixed gear, buy something cheap and make sure it's worth investing in. it would cost over $2k to buy a broakland + components worthy enough to be fitted on a frame so nice. make newbie mistakes on something inexpensive; you don't want to ruin a nice frame in your first few months of riding by accidentally skidding into oncoming traffic, right?
after seeing the link for pricing im thinking you guys might be right, a bit overkill for a first bike. I do like the kilo tt does anyone know of a cool vintage frame that might make for a decent first build?