I have been using the 3G Isla Vista and the bike is solid! The Venice has a bit more room for motor but I like the Isla so sticking with that but either way the bikes are stylish and solid. I think the bikes I mentioned earlier have the 1 1/8 head tube - 3G being one of them.
I have been in contact with the owner of 3G and they have a bunch of new colors coming in soon. Here is an email I got from him.
We are receiving a container on the 26th April of Venice , pucks, and Santa Cruz . On the 2nd of may we have 2 containers of isla vista coming in all colors If you want to place a back order
So wait just a bit on the Venice if you decide to go that way becasue I saw some of the new color choices and they look really good! They are revamping the web site soon also. But call to get info Friday or so