I signed up for a ride called "Assault on the Carolinas" taking place next month but I didn't really have a proper bike to ride for 40 miles of rolling hills. My 27 speed "commuter bike" is awfully heavy and gets uncomfortable after about mile-25. My fixed gear Motobecane Messenger is a lot of fun and last fall I was doing 30 miles without too much discomfort but I'm out of shape from not riding much this winter and didn't think this was a great choice either. Obviously my mountain bike and polo bikes were not suitable candidates either. What is a boy to do...?
Throw an IGH wheel on the fixed gear and be ready to ride!
Below are some pictures of the bike. I know it is no longer a SS and so it's only marginally appropriate to post this in this forum but I don't care.
The bike BEFORE the conversion:
Homemade shifter mount.