no, i don't need this, nor am i going to buy it. i just like it and want it. for me bikes are like shoes. yes, a few people get by with one or two pairs of shoes. many others, though, need various shoes for various tasks. sports shoes. road cycling. mt.biking. touring. commuting. winter shoes. work boots. gardening shoes. dress shoes. casual shoes. sandles. cowboy boots. hiking boots. do you get my drift? bikes can be as such. commuting bike. city bike. mountain bike. downhill bike. 'cross bike. racing road bike. touring bike. yes, a few bikes do several of these quite well. i think my Surly Crosscheck does a nice service as 'cross, road, commuter. if i had bought an extra set of wheels and that it had both rack and fender mounts, i could've forgone the LHT. but it didn't. and no, i have no need of a singlespeed road do-it-all. but it WOULD be cool.