Hi guys! I'm new here to this forum! This past Thursday, I went to the Bike Lane, just up the street from where I live and test rode a Felt Brougham with the Fixed Gears. Today, I did some research and discovered that it also comes in a 3 speed gear thing. I didn't have any problems going up the small hills at all. And I didn't get to ride up a steep hill yet. But I'd like to get some thoughts and experience about the model and pinpoint which one I should go for. The fixed gears or the 3 speed? I rarely change gears on my Eddie Bauer EBS 7 speed and just leave it at 2nd gear. The hills aren't too bad on 2nd gear unless if you have it between the 4th and 7th gear.