Well this is going to be a fun thread. Please help me!
First my info, Im 16, Im 5'10, and I live in Las Vegas. A couple of friends of mine have fixies and they go all the way down to the strip, to town square, and super far places! I would like a bike that can take me to these places, but since ive been watching alot of youtube videos, I've also wanted something that i can freestyle with. BUT, it will be my first fixed bike, so im gonna be learning still. The most i think i will be doing is some long wheelies( to show off) haha, some skidding, and maybe a few hops. I dont know if there is a bike that can do this?
I DO NOT want to buy a very expensive bike, because like i have said its my first. but...I made this bet with my dad.:I already have a schwinn mountain bike (heavy, full suspension, i have been using it basically as a road bike), and I told him i wanted to buy a fixie. The bet is, when i get my fixie, we will ride to wherever i want,(im gonna go far..i hope), and if i get tired first, i will let him have my schwinn. If he gets tired first, He will pay half of my new bike!! DO you think i will win??? He is a man of his word, although he may not be happy about it. I have 700$ saved up, but i think the most I'll spend on a bike is 400-500$? at 500$ he will have to pay 250$. Even though I can waste all 700$ and have it cost me only 350$, i dont want to be spoiled. But i might just give in if you guys convince me.
By the way, even if I win, I will let him have the schwinn because i love my dad (:
Once again, I dont know about brands or if getting a bike with a bit thicker tires will make me slower than my friends who have the thin tires. Suggestions or questions? (:
Thank you! Its my first thread but i've read many and i know you guys are very helpful!