Converting a touring bike into a single speed?
Why you might ask?
I am thinking of buying a Fuji touring bike at my LBS and having them make it a single speed. NB, that this touring bike has horizontal rear dropouts (not very long so it wouldn't have enough travel for a flip flop but one ss would work, we think).
It would provide
comfy ride (steel frame)
and wouldn't have to worry about pannier/heel clearance.
and prevent toe overlap.
The other ss options would be to buy a San Jose or build up a Surly Cross Check.
I love SS riding but need a road worthy foul weather set up