Hi, I am new to the forums, and I am a noob to bikes and when i purchased my bike, the Gary Fisher Gritty, about a month ago, I was looking into just having a bike to commute to friends houses, stores etc. Right after I bought my bike, my friend bought a Phat Phixie about 2 days later. Come to find out he is so much faster than I am on my Gary Fisher Gritty, and I now realize that I had wished I had gotten a single speed which I can get to places with speed. I am just wondering if anyone knows of any ideas I can do to make my bike more road like? Thank you!