That bike is perfect as a road bike, in fact, sell it to me instead of turning it into a fixie skidder!
seriously mate, best to keep that as a road bike and turn another bike into a fixed wheel one, a geared road bicycle can only be properly appreciated after learning and riding a fixed wheel bicycles.
I have a lovely (cheap component thought) road bike that I converted it to a fixed wheel bicycles, now I wish I hasn't because it's only recently I started enjoyed geared bicycles even more.
+1. Riding fixed got me into cycling, but now i really like riding geared too and would kill for a bike like that. Way too nice to convert.