Ok, to start this is not the usual ďwhat $18 budget fixie do I buy?????Ē question. Iíve read through every single one of those on this forum, twice.
Long story short - or as short as possible. Iím looking for a new SS Bike with a bit of the classic look. Quill Stem, I dig the lugs, no Deep V action, super clean and simple. The owner of a LBS says we can build up a Soma Rush in my budget ($550) if I do all the labor, under shop supervision, of course. Build the wheels and the whole nine. All chrome, sexy, with black rubber, saddle and bar wrap. No brainer, right? YES!
Only deal is, he said give me a few days to work the numbers and source the bits. I have a feeling it might not work out (seems too good to be true, that frame ainít cheap) and Iím gonna either have to spend a LOT more jack to make it happen (probably worth it, but donít have the extra cash) or Iím gonna have to find something else.
The ďsomething elsesĒ that have the look:
Fuji Feather: Doesnít get a ton of love on this joint (Nobody has any 2014s left. The 2015 may not look as slick)
Pure Fix The Coolidge: Seems they are all sold out now. So 2015 coming soon?
Kilo Stripper: I HATE that stem (and seat post) on an otherwise great looking bike. The crowns on the fork are way good. And Iíve seen some lugged Kilo frames too that look nice. All threadless or some really funky forks? Why oh why?!
Any other options? Suggestions? Iíve been all over and canít find anything I dig.
I hope the Soma deals works out, but being an obsessive nut job I want a back up.
Oh, also - this will be my first road bike, just city ridding and such. I currently ride a BMX (have been for years) but that thing whoops me on long rides with the girlfriend.
Thanks in advance.