I just moved to Montréal for a new job and would like to get a new bike, since I left my good one back in Brazil (heard that the bike thefts are crazy around here)!
I'd like something cheap, a beater that won't make me so upset if it gets stolen, and doesn't need to last more than 3 years since I don't plan on taking it back home. I also was thinking about a single speed or fixed gear (or flip-flop), so it means less parts to gather slush and all that crap.
So, I've been looking around a bit and those two models caught my attention:
The Zone 1 looks like a great deal for its price, I guess I'd just have to swap those tires for studded ones and get fenders. The Norco Heart comes with skinny treaded tires, which a fixie winter rider told me it's more than enough to handle the winter in Montréal.
So, any thoughts on this?