Hey everybody, This isn't neccesarily a commuting specific question, but the bike in question IS my commuter which I use as my main bike. This is the bike in question:
It now has a rear brake and the light is off for the season, so that huge battery duct taped to the bottle cage is gone I love fixed gear but as any reasonable person knows, it has its limitations. I want to do a bit of off roading. No drops, just dirt roads. Nothing more than what you'd usually take light truck or subaru car on, really. In fact, I don't intend to even change to knobby tires, instead just using the semi-slick ones I currently have. Today I was doing some off road riding at lunch and was wishing I had a lower gear and the ability to coast for just that few minutes. The tires were not a problem at all.
Seeing as how I am a big guy (uber-clyde) and ride daily at least 11 miles if not closer to 20, do you think there would be any reason I should NOT use one of these hubs? I am considering this hub:
That's a great deal for $62 + shipping, or at least it seems. It would seem that unless I can find a whole bike with the proper hub used (like I had to pass up last summer for $10! ARGH!) that the hub listed above would be economical.