Hey everyone I'm completely new to this forum and the bike scene and was seeking serious help. After a week of searching the internet I still can't make up my mind on which bicycle to purchase. I don't ride much, I'd just ride this bike around casually and for exercise. Can anyone recommend me a single speed with hub, brakes, and free wheel bicycle? I'd like to spend no more then $400 if possible, but if that extra $ will make a huge difference then I guess I have no choice. Forgive me if I sound stupid, I have no knowledge of these bikes whatsoever.
I was looking at these republic bikes, they seem to look very nice compared to other bikes I've seen but I've read good and bad things about this bike, such as bad brakes and handle bars. They run at $400.
Then I checked out a bicycle shop a couple blocks from my house and they had a Bianchi Pista Via Brera on sale for $670, but the price is kind of an issue.
Other then that I've been looking at various websites like http://bikesdirect.com/products/wind...work.htm#specs
Any help would be much appreciated!