I had a langster for 8 years which I loved both for its speed and for its agressive geometry. Sadly, it was stolen. Now that I ride a lot more I am planning to do the following:
1) Get a VERY affordable single speed for around NYC -- still want it to be fast and aggressive, but not pricey
2) Eventually get a second road bike for longer rides outside the city that I won't lock up outside
I have tried many with price point being key. I found the Jamis a bit passive for me. Didn't retry the langster as I don't want to spend above $550. I have found the following two at bike stores and would like advice:
1) Globe Roll 1 -- for $450. Not a huge fan of the more upright geometry but the price is right and it feels like a solid ride for my purposes
2) Fuji Classic Track for $500. More my type of geometry but have read some nasty reviews online.
I MUST ride the bike at a LBS and so will not buy a Mercier Kilo as I can't assemble myself (I only do minor repairs and fix flats) and would rather support local.
I would welcome other suggestions that you think might be worth checking out!
Thank you ,