Bummer. Should have kept it and geared down. Been riding single speeds as my primary bikes since 2007. Trick is to run a lower gear and spin rather than to push something bigger.Been meaning to comment on this post.
I had a Paddywagon too... and by God it fitted me well. The geo on that bike was *dialled*:
No bike has ever fitted me better. Really wanted to set it up with gears but ended up selling it 'cause singlespeed & knees...