Dennis, Thanks for the wonderful site. I look at the new bikes almost every day and have gotten some good ideas here. Here is my first fixed gear bike. It's an early eighties Univega Maximo Sport frame from ebay. Everything but the headset is new. Wheels are Suzue Basic and Alex DH22 rims. I repacked and adjusted the bearings after 50 miles and they have been problem free since September, '05. Tires are Continental Sport Contact 700x32. Fenders are Planet Bike. Drivetrain consists of: Shimano UN53 bottom bracket, Bulletproof 165mm crank, SR sp11 pedals, 46 tooth Rocket Ring chainwheel, Surly 1/8" 17 tooth cog, SRAM PC1 chain. Front and rear brakes are Tektro AG 521 with Profile Designs QS2 levers mounted on Syntace bars and a Nitto Technomic stem. The saddle is a Brooks Conquest. It has been a lot of fun building this bike and it is a great way to get around. I am currently gathering up parts for fixed gear bike number two.... can't wait. Bill D.