I originally bought the single-speed to be a light and simple bike. My other bikes are heavy and utilitarian. I didn’t think I’d be commuting on the single-speed.
Once I had the bike, I found that I did commute on it, with a backpack. I dislike backpacks, so I’ve now added a rear rack to the bike. I bought a Mountain FeedBag from Tim. He had an extra due to a snafu with the seller. I mounted it to the bars.
I had some smaller panniers that I put on the bike. I wanted to find some red ones that would fit, to keep with the theme of the bike, but I don’t want to spend the money now. The laptop barely fits, but it does indeed fit.
I pulled an extra headlight off of the folding bike which I never seem to ride anymore. I put the light on the single-speed, so that I have two headlights. I don’t know if I leave it like that. We’ll see.
I don’t have fenders on this bike, so it will likely remain a fair-weather commuter. There is the possibility I’ll add fenders at some point, but it wouldn’t make a good “snow bike” as the studded tires I already own wouldn’t fit well. My LHT will serve as “snow bike”.