Shimano: 13 votes
Internal gear hub: 3 votes
Singlespeed: 5 votes
The poll wasn’t exactly fair because I allowed you to vote for more than one option but it’s never the less interesting to see what you guys are using. I’ve used Sram gears, but unfortunately found their gearing is very unreliable. Newer Shimano gearing is much more reliable and feels quicker and more positive than older Shimano components while still not giving the OTT mechanical feel of Sram.
Yep, I’ve dragged my old Cannondale M600 out of a large pile of bike wreckage. The original stem appears to have vanished so I found one on eBay, it’s a bit long but I’m sure it will do the job fine, it looks rather nice too. The only spare seat post that fitted the frame was my old purple one, luckily purple seems to be making a comeback these days. I also dragged out an old set of Araya wheels and rebuilt the hubs. The headset needed a rebuild before it would even turn properly. A new Sram SS chain, freewheel and chainring were also required and those pedals are less than ideal so I might swap them for something on one of my other bikes. So far I’m pleased with the ride of it. The gearing ratio seems to be just right. If I like it enough I may get a slightly more impressive SS bike in the future.