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?