I haven't owned a decent bike since my last one was stolen nearly 2 years ago. I'm hoping to get back in to the game with a fixie, but am having a hard time familiarizing myself with the frame options.
I am attracted to the pursuit style of the Cinelli Mash, although I would heir on the less agressive side of the Mash. I'm hoping to pick up a frame/fork for under $700 (although ideally closer to $500). Currently my focus is on the Pake aluminum frame set, but I'm sure there must be others I should be looking at.
I have absolutely no interest in doing any tricks. I'm mostly looking at aluminum frames for weight reasons, but if there is something in steel that I should be considering please share it (and if possible, explain how the added weight is justified).