I am toying with the idea of a new build a carbon (or a light Alu.) lightweight. I like 26 inch wheels and the idea single speed frame with an IGH. Not looking to spend rohloff $. The Idea is a is a 3-5 speed weight weenieish bike that is simple to maintain. How difficult is it to work with a single speed style frame and a rear disk? Are there rocker style dropouts in light weight frames? This would be my first build and have not had an IGH since 92. I am 200-210 pounds with gear and I ride hard. While a simple easy to maintain bike appeals to me. Will an IGH stand up to a heavier rider and some pedal mashing? I don't think straight single speed will work for me, I do not get to ride as often as I would like and things get steep around here. I have also thought a little about Hammer Schmidt but done little research so far. I understand the are heavy and fit limited bottom brackets, the cost is also a bit much. If I go that route the dropout style becomes less important so long as I can use a rear disk. Is this a doable idea or am I up in the night? If you have done a build this style for the same reasons please share info about the bike.
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