I'm back on a bike after a couple year haitus (someone stole my bike). I'm loving every minute of it and have several geared bikes for ever occasion. However, I'd love to get my hands on a fixie that won't break the budget. I commute to work each day 5 miles on flat pavement and I think a fixie would give one heck of a workout. I'm looking for something equipped with a flip/flop hub that has the fixed and freewheel already ready to go in the event it's been a long day at the office and I want to do some coasting home. Any suggestions of a good starter? I know that there are plenty old frames looking to be turned into fixies however, I'm semi-mechanically challenged and don't have the time to build em. In Charleston, SC where I live there is a fixie craze so anytime one goes up on Craigslist, it's snatched up. So, I'm ready to just throw down and get a new one. The one's I'm looking at have been....
The Schwinn Madison
The Vilano Fixie (new company out of china) http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/vilano...r-bike2-6.html
I also saw some bikes from bikesdirect.com that looked promising. I really need assistance on this one. Anyone that knows what they're talking about please drop me a line. Thank you in advance!!!