In 2007, I bought my first bike: a Bianchi Boardwalk 2006. It was a great bike, but I didn't treat it well and it now needs about $300 worth of work.
I've been thinking that maybe I'd like to take this time to upgrade. Ideally, I'd like a bike that (1) requires less maintenance and (2) won't rip my jeans; I think I want an internally geared rear hub. My understanding is that this requires horizontal drop outs, which the boardwalk does not have.
I loved how the Boardwalk rode (it was FAST) and it's geometry is up on Bianchi's website ( http://www.bianchiusa.com/archives/2006-bicycles/cross-terrain/boardwalk/ - I have the 23" model). Is there any way for me to search premade bikes or just frames for ones with similar geometry? Alternatively, is there any way to give my Boardwalk frame horizontal drop outs?