My nephew is going to be at U-Pitt (Pittsburgh)living off campus (central oakland) and wants a bike to get around. I'm going to fix him up with a single speed from my spare parts box. Anyone local to that area that could suggest some gearing? I hear it is pretty hilly.
raleigh m-60, azonic steelhead, schwinn world sport fixed gear
The central oakland area isn't too bad in terms of hills but if you want to get anywhere else there are some more hills. I don't know what gear to run but I would say somewhere in the mid 60" to low 70" would seem appropriate. When I lived in shadyside for a summer I only had a geared bike and I don't really remember what gearing I would use the majority of the time