I am trying to narrow my search down to two singlespeed bike options. Right now, my two bike, short list is the Van Dessel "Country Road Bob" and the ever popular Bianchi "San Jose." There is much written about the San Jose but little to be found on the CRB. I am guessing the major reason is the CRB price ($900) is much higher than some comparable bikes. Do you have any experience with the Country Road Bob?
Fyi, I am looking to ride in winter in upstate NY although will likely wait until the roads are clear of snow. Still, I want to add fenders, wide tires and not have to concern myself with derailers, etc. Regardless of which bike is best, is a SS the right bike or should I reconsider an internal gear hub model?