This is my first question on here so please take it easy :)
I will be relocating to Surrey (UK) in 2 weeks due to being offered a new job (as a software developer) and I am thinking of (finally) treating myself to a fixed-gear bike.
I usually drive to work due to the fact that the weather is usually quite rubbish where I currently live (UK - north west), and also due to the fact that I can't get to work all sweaty as I work in an office, but have cycled during the summer on a cheap "fat-tyre" bike and although it was very hard work I loved it.
I love bicycles and I have always wanted a bike that looks cool and that doesn't cost an arm and a leg - those that are +£300 are a no-no so I have come across the Restrospec Siddhartha fixie - however they only sell them in the USA (haven't yet found a UK dealer)
So I have three questions:
1- Will this bike be suitable for someone like myself that will use it to commute to work (around 15 miles roundtrip) and go for rides whenever I feel like it and at weekends?
2- Do you know anyone selling this bike in the UK?
3- Could you recommend me similar style bikes (fixie) that have clean design and are <£200?
Thanks in advance for your help and advice