With the cold weather coming soon (you know it'll be here before we know it ), and after watching the Sundance film "Pedal", I've been thinking about getting a singlespeed to start commuting on. Does anyone else ride these on their commute? The lack of brakes is kinda scary, but intriguing.
My mom has my dads old road bike, some old Sears bike from the early eighties, and I was thinking about turning it into a single. It has a little rust on the frame, and it would need new wheels and tires, but otherwise looks ok. Whats your opinion? Should I convert this thing, or look for a cheap used bike around the neighborhood?