Alright, well speaking of singlespeed...I had a no speed on the way down to the shop today. I noticed my chain doing some crazy shifting on the way back from class (about a mile). So, I figure I'll ride it down to the shop and do a good job of fixing it up. I across the street and all hell breaks loose, almost literally. So the two pieces of metal that hold the jockey wheels ripped off from the rest of the dérailleur, the chain snapped, the body of the dérailleur which was still attached to the frame was twisted up and pointing at me. Ended up bending the hanger, putting my wheel out of true(somehow) and breaking that plastic guard between the spokes and the low gear. So I have a hanger on order and now I'm deciding if I want to put an lx or an xt on there. It came stock with an lx, a friend of mine gave me the xt that ripped apart (he said it came off his dad's Santa Cruz, which he'd upgraded to full-on xtr, which is all true, I've seen the bike, I know his dad, he didn't swap me knowing it was crap). So now I am in for a new dérailleur, hangar and possibly a chain. And I was trying to save some money for some disc brakes and a new bike...geez.
(you like those accents, they are courtesy of that ieSpell (it capitalized the "S" too) maelstrom recommended)