Hey yall new to this, im thinking of going from a Peugeot single speed to a LEADER fixed gear have the opportunity to pick one up for about $700. First of all this would be my daily commuter for work, thoughts on that? Second is that a good price? looks like I got a deal, and Finally what would I expect going from single to fixed huge mistake on my part?? please do let me know!!
The price depends on he components that are on the Leader frame. For $700 it better have some good components and fit you very well. Because for that same price, you can get a new bike with decent components that is fit to you.
2007 Bianchi Pista, 2009 Leader 721TR, 1980's Schwinn World Sport
You have to think you can get a brand-new leader frame, fork, headset, and handlebars for not much more then $330, so if you think that the wheelset, crankset, and the remaining small parts are worth the extra $350 or so, then do it.
Personally, I think Leader bikes are GOOD bikes, but they are not GREAT bikes. I enjoy riding my brothers and I am debating whether or not to finally build mine (I have a 721 frame and fork just lying around in my room) but there would be no way I would buy one for $700.