Free vs Fixed vs Both
I'm fairly new to the whole fixed concept. I'm currently on an overseas assignment for the remainder of the year. I'm planning on building a bike when I get back. I've been riding BMX for years, but the older I get, the less practical it becomes. Originally I was just planning on building a single speed (freewheel) 700cc commuter, but my research has been saturated with fixed gearing and has me second guessing myself.
I've seen a few Fixed/Free hubs. Does anyone have one of these? How often do you use the fixed/free? And lastly, assuming you went the fixed/free route, would you recommend the same gearing for both fixed and free? I'm pretty skeptical to go fixed only, but I have to admit I'm curious- plus it seems like it would be fun to ride fixed on occasion.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!