I'm assuming everyone has seen this before, a newbie asking for some advice on what kind of bike to get. Well I'm here to say, I'm absolutely no different. I'm interested in purchasing a fixie, and I have no idea what I'm looking for. My hope is to spend under $250, and I'm not willing to go over $300.
The most common bike brand I'm seeing in my area is purefix, which is over my budget. A friend of mine, who's on occasion allowed me to ride his bike, has a 6KU Nebula for $200~. I'm personally looking at a Vilano fixed gear bike - Amazon.com : Vilano Fixed Gear Bike Fixie Single Speed Road Bike : Fixed Gear Bicycles : Sports & Outdoors But the brand seems to get a lot of mixed reviews, with some saying it's great, and others saying how bad it is. I'm personally a big fan of drop bars, even if they are overrated. Other then that, I'm really just looking for some more options, and perhaps some personal experiences some of you guys have had with your first fixie.
Sorry if I seem like your generic newbie, but what can I say? I'm interested in some extra opinions.