I need ideas.
I need ideas.
Oh boy! I'd get a cat with litter box, food, toy etc etc.
I'd get a track dedicated bike, use the money to buy insurance + register for local track + beginner lessons etc. I'd get a Leader 722TS frame set, Miche Advance/Sugino 75 crankset, Mavic OP laced to Formula wrapped in some Michelin Pro Race3/ Vittoria Open Corsa Evo Cx, Keo Max 2 + cheapish road shoes, maybe a nice road helmet, Atoms/Ions/S-Works, SRAM PC-7X and save the rest of the money if I have any left.
A Bianchi Super Pista in celeste frame... I already have more than enough spares to build a nice set up.
Is that budget for frame or complete?
First choice: http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...0_sputnik.html
Second choice: http://www.wabicycles.com/special_bike_spec_red.html
2010 Specialized Langer. Saw one at my LBS going for $500. Solid bike for that price.
Otherwise shop around, you have enough to get a good bike at the LBS, or check Craigslist.
and then i still have $100 left over
ichitz, are you making a Cachet army?
Just imagine, you're alone on a dark street, and you hear a noise behind you. You whip around to see a whole herd of Cachet-riding zombie hipsters coming towards you. What do you do first?
What are you going to do with the bike, daily rider or track?
I'd search Craigslist for a good used bike that someone has spent $1,000 on new and is selling for $500. They're not that hard to find. That's how I got my first fixed bike, a Soma Rush, which has been a perfect commuter/daily rider. The other nice thing about a slight used bike (other than the price) is that it will likely already have a few scratches and dings, so you can just enjoy it without worrying about keeping it perfect.
Cut a hundred off that so you can get a lock, pump, basic tools, etc.
I'd probably get a Pake steel track and build it up with 650b stuff, put a ton of stickers on it and get it all dirty.
I build up a Kilo TT pro. White and chrome.
hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them
kilo TT pro with wheel upgrade. or i'd buy my t1 over again.
milwaukee econo build from ben's