First fixie complete
I'm thinking of buying my first fixie and need some advice. I'm currently looking at two complete fixies that are reasonably priced and shipped to Finland:
Merling single malt: Merlin "Single Malt" Single Speed Bike | Merlin Cycles
Jamis Beatnik: Jamis Beatnik 2014 2014 Singlespeed Bike | Evans Cycles
What would be the better choice of these two? I noticed that the Beatnik has an integrated spider on the crankset, would that be bad as regards to the quality and replacement components, as most fixies seem to have a separate chainring and spider?
In short, which bike would you buy from these two and why?
The Merlin's plug ugly but has a Cro-mo frame. Ugly can be fixed.
The Jamis has a Hi-ten frame. That's not as good and it can't be fixed without buying a new frame.
You make the choice.
If I had to choose between these two I would go with the Merlin.
That Merlin with the bullhorns was nice.