I just ordered a new bike with a SS/Fixed flipflop hub. The SS gearing is 48/16 which seems a little steep to me but the ability to freewheel might make this gearing okay. I want to go ahead and order a cog so I can try the bike as a fixie right away but since I've never ridden fixed before I'm not sure what kind of gearing I should be aiming for? I would post this in SS/FG but I find that forum to be somewhat unhelpful and I figured locals would better understand the terrain I'm planning to ride over (hills).
I'm trying to avoid buying a new chainring so the 'fixed' gearing should be 48t x ??t. It doesn't seem like it makes a huge difference but I believe the crank arms are 165's.
Locals, what would you suggest?