Its been a while since I posted here.
I used to ride a trek pilot w/tiagra parts until I started training for running so I could go to Navy OCS. Just after comissioning I took my pilot back out for a little ride and got into a brief dispute with gravity and my previously damaged chainring at the same time at 25 mph. Needless to say the pilot will fly no more without serious repairs. Also I was beginning to dislike the frame. I couldn't comfortably get into an agressive position.
So here's where I'm at and what I want:
I'll be riding mostly on base on mostly flat-ish ground, so carbon/ultegra level road bikes aren't really going to be of use to me.
I like the idea of single speed/fixed gear but more for the fitness/simplicity of maintenance aspect
I really can't stand riding on flat bars for prolonged periods of time.
I'm thinking something with a road frame and either ss/fg or an internal geared hub. have these come into their own yet? Any suggestions on complete bikes I can pick up?
Next leg of my training won't give me much time to assemble something and after that the bike will spend 50%+ of the year in the garage due to deployment schedules.