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    fixed gear shopping - which new bike?

    I've been doing searches and was just wondering what the thoughts were on the following bikes. I'm looking for a complete. While I would love to say I'll be on the track, the closest velodrome is 2 hours away. So the reality is I'll be doing road rides and then some local group rides. I figure I'll end up upgrading the bars (I do like the track drop bars and probably better tires. I'd like to stay below $1000, for sure. Spent my budget on my XC race bike. So, here's what I'm looking at: 1) Bianchi Pista - actually the Pista Von Conditto as I love the classic Bianchi look, but if it's not worth the extra, tell me, 2) Trek T1, and 3) the Jamis Sputnik. I'm not a big fan of the Specialized Langster (I saw an '07 with the less sloping toptube and Sugino75 track cranks that I liked - but not for sale) but if I'm missing something there, again, say so. Just looking for advice from some guys with experience.

    Thanks much!

    -Mike

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    Get the Sputnik. Better steel than the pista, and the trek is going to rattle the fillings out of your teeth.

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    of the three the Jamis. But also maybe look at the rush hour
    hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them

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    Bianchi San Jose.

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    T1 is my favorite of the three.
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    Jamis Sputnik. The T1 is the prettiest, but also the least suited for the street. The Sputnik will serve you best from a utilitarian perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichsia View Post
    Jamis Sputnik. The T1 is the prettiest, but also the least suited for the street. The Sputnik will serve you best from a utilitarian perspective.
    this.
    hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them

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    thanks for all the replies. let the shopping begin!

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    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/johnnytheboy
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