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MTB to single speed converts: miss fat tires?

For years I road a mountain bike with 2" tires. Now I have 1.6" tires. The thing I like best about having wide tires is that I hardly ever have to add air to the tires. On average I go one whole month before adding any air.

I'm considering getting a single speed bike, outfitted with chainguard and fenders. My one concern is that I'll get annoyed with having to pump up the tires frequently. Will I have to bust out the pump every week? Every three days? It seems most single speed bikes come with 700x28 or 700x32 tires.

Anyone ever make the switch from MTB to single speed for commuting/utility cycling in an urban area? Any regrets? Thanks.
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