Another "help me pick a bike" thread
EDIT: Pretend the poll has the option for a $545 Jamis Sputnik (not Beatnik). I don't think I can edit polls. /EDIT
I am looking for:
1) A singlespeed (not fixed) bike with road geometry
2) Chromo or aluminum frame (no hi-ten)
3) has two brakes
4) Rack braze-ons, so I could use it to go grocery shopping
5) Under $500
Optional but nice:
6) flip-flop hub (it would be my first fixed gear)
7) Fender braze-ons
Basically, the Origin 8 looks really nice, but I dunno if it's worth the premium. If you have suggestions for a bike not on my list, please try to include a link to where I could buy it online. I was also considering getting a Redline 925, which I can't find online, but LBS wants $599 for it (and for the Origin 8 too).
Yes, I have been looking at ebay/CL, but those are kind of luck-based, so if you have links to an online shop with actual stock, that would be awesome.
Sort of related: Some online shop called Bicycle Bananas
has the 09 Jamis Beatnik for $429! But they don't have my size (50cm)!
Last edited by JesusBananas; 05-26-10 at 10:25 PM.