I am looking at a couple of different options for a bike to ride around town with the kids and get a little exercise on. I originally started wanting a cruiser that looks like this (with the matte black being majorly important):
Now I have seen what it will cost to get me that bike 1) buy the felt magno, have it stripped and repainted ($700+) or 2) buy the frame kit and build it from scratch ($900+).
Considering the hefty pricetag that comes with that, I am now looking at Single Speeds like the Trek Soho or Felt Brougham (both in black).
My question to you professionals, it seems like I can get a lot more bike with the Single Speed and have it be more "usable". Would you agree?
Also, any other BLACK single speeds that people would suggest?