BMX Commuting - Hub Gears vs Singlespeed
I'm new to bike forums, but definitely not new to bikes
Last year, when I was in Paris, I wanted a commuter setup on the cheap. I was thinking about buying an old racer and converting it into a single speed, but I didn't have the tools
So, I got a flatland BMX with slicks, put on mudguards and lights, and off I went
The thing was incredibly light; 6061 (I think) frame which was ridiculously compact, and it was great training for spinning at high RPMs. I regularly beat people on road bikes, and sometimes even scooters, though scooters were GREAT for drafting behind.
That gave me an idea, however:
putting a 3-speed (or more, perhaps 5 or even 7) rear hub gear onto a BMX, which would have the following benefits:
2. compact (for taking on the train, etc)
Anyone had any experience? I don't need a heavy duty hub, as I wouldn't be doing any real BMX stuff.
thanks in advance