I'm considering a singlespeed for my short commute (~5km) as I'm fed up with trying to keep front and rear mechs shifting well throughout the winter. I'd like to just keep things simple.
The problem is I live in Sheffield at the top of a very long, steep hill. The gear I'd use to climb that hill is not something I'd ride along on the flat. I've considered a 3 speed internal hub gear, but that's a bit more expense than I would ideally like.
Any advice from the singlespeeders would be good. Is it just a case of
compromising on the gear ratios and getting angry on the up-hill sections?