Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Palisade, CO
Bikes: Singular Gryphon fully rigid 29er multi-use. Nuvinci N360 IGH
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IMO fixed would not be an ideal choice for general use.
If you already have a 7 speed and are looking for simplicity, why not look for a single speed (with a freewheel, not fixed)? SS bikes are dead simple, fun to ride, and very practical if you do not have big hills (some hills are fine on a SS).
The brougham looks like a "sporty" city bike - sort of an "urban fixie"-inspired ride.
Reston is not far from DC, so you should have A TON of options not far away. Performance has a shop near you and they are having a big sale right now, so it might be worth checking out.