Help Me Find A Good Beginner Bike
I'll give some of my background: I have been riding BMX for about 8 years now.. I know everything about BMX bikes and barely anything about Road bikes. I am looking to find a cheap commuter for my 5 mile bike ride to work; with that said, I have checked craigslist for any fixer-uppers, but none of them are my size (I'm 6'-2" so 60-63) OR they are overpriced. I'm looking to spend around $300 because I will only use this to get to work and college.
I know that everyone will yell at me for wanting to buy a steel frame, coming from BMX I know that chromoly is important for strength and weight. Is a chromoly frame really necessary for road bikes? I feel like for just riding it to work, hitting the occasional pot-holes, a steel frame would be able to hold up to that abuse? I'm not looking to jump stairs on it and I don't mind the extra weight that a steel frame will bring...
Here is what I'm considering buying (Obviously a cheapo): Amazon.com: Critical Cycles Fixed Gear Single Speed Fixie Urban Road Bike: Sports & Outdoors
I have done some looking around on threads here and it seems like everyone is worshiping this Kilo TT? Should I wait to find one of these? Save up to 60% off new Mercier Singlespeed Track Bikes - Kilo TT Special Chrome+Custom Paint Edition
I really don't care about color or how it looks... I just want cheap and functional. I think 46-16T or 48-16T will be a decent starter for me since I'm coming from a 28-9T on my brakeless BMX bike.
Thanks in advance guys....