Comfortable lightweight simple singlespeed? What is there?
I'm looking for a singlespeed bike for commuting (my road bike is going into pure race mode), and don't really know what's out there. All I really want is road drops/brakes, fender and rear rack mounts, the ability to put on 28c tires, and have the bike weigh as little as possible for easy hauling up stairs.
I'm not looking to spend more than 1,000 bucks (would like to spend far less, but that's my upper limit), and I don't mind ordering online and putting it together myself. I plan on checking the bikes out in person if I can, but I want to know what you all would recommend for me.
I've been looking at the Bikesdirect bikes, but they all seem like fixed gears with high gearing, and from what I've been finding all weigh in the low-mid 20 pound range. I could be wrong on this though, so please correct me if I am.