What the hell, all of the other forums have one of these threads.
Seriously, I have been riding more and more SS (about 50%). Nothing yet over 50 miles, but I want to extend that this summer.
Presently, I am riding the Mad Max Ti Frankenbike below. It is a conversion from a good, but no name Ti road bike I picked up for a song. At 14-15 pounds, it is an absolutely deadly Sunday morning poser killing rocket. It is perfect in all but two ways: 1) For the long haul, I need a size or two larger; and 2) Because it has vertical, rather than horizontal or rear dropouts, I am limited to a small number of "magic gears."
What I am thinking about is finding a new or vintage road frame with horizontal or rear dropouts to build up.
So, please inspire me. What are you riding? What is your gearing? All thoughts and opinions welcome.