Hi, i just joined the forum today and i need some help about a new fixed gear bike. I'm probably not going to get one until Christmas (the earliest), but i want to have a good opinion about my wants and needs.
i don't exactly want a SUPER colorful fixie, but i do want one that's not a normal color (black/blue/silver).
i've been looking on roadbikeoutlet and saw the vilano zulu fixed gear
it has an option for green (which i'd love), but i read in the archives of this forum that it's all a hunk of junk, but will it last for a noob like me? i think i'd ride it daily for a total of 30 minutes, not including the time i'd practice with it (trackstands, backwards, you know, the works). i'm learning on my brother in law's fixie for now, but i want my own sometime soon.
i also read that i SHOULD get a fixie here:
they seem to have much more positive reviews from people of this forum and have more legit reviews online. but, the only color that i would love is orange in one or two of the choices
my budget is around $300. i don't think i'm able to handle a DIY fixie project anytime soon, so buying a crappy frame + repainting it would be out of the question, especially since i go to college in a week (ucdavis).
so should i just go with the crappy (but eye catching) neon green vilano bike?
or should i get a much more durable bike from bikesdirect?
oh, and how much would a fixed gear cost from a bike shop in SF?
all opinions are appreciated