Here is the Motiv fixie I just finished building. According to 'Search for your marque:', it is the first Motiv fixie submitted to FGG! SPECS/COST/SOURCE Frame: Motiv, light, lugged, Tange steel, $40 used, The Bike Man (orig. sold at Costco, Sam's Club, etc.) Wheel: front, 700c Shimano 16-spoke, $25 used, The Bike Man, Carmichael, CA Wheel: rear, Alexrims 700c, flip/flop hub lacking freewheel, 34:14 ratio- fixed. $70 new, The Hub, Roseville, CA Cranks/Chain-ring: Velo FSR 172.5mm, 34-tooth chain ring, $35, used, The Bike Man Pedals & BB: parts bin, $? Seat: Surfas Dual Density gel, $35, REI Seat Post: Sakae, alloy, The Bike Man, free (!) Stem: Nitto chromed steel long, threaded, parts bin, $? Chain: KMC silver, new $8, The Hub Brake: Front Dia Compe alloy side-pull, parts bin, $? Kickstand: Greenfield, USA, parts bin, $? Handlebars: chopped BMX, parts bin, $? Reflectors: CatEye, parts bin, $? Bell: Bell, Ace Hardware, $5 Helmet: Bell, $17, Ace Hardware, (don't leave home without it- saved my life) Dog, Gertrude- Queen of Denmark (Gertie), $199, LB (local breeder) New parts source- The Hub, Roseville, CA, (LBS), REI, Ace Hardware Used parts source- Casey 'The Bike Man', @ Carmichael Bike Distmantlers, and my used parts bin Total weight is 23 lbs. Gear/inches = 65.6. Total cost = $235 (minus bike bin items). Ride is very smooth and chain-line is good. I can ride for about an hour until my butt starts to hurt (no standing and coasting to ease the pressure). Retaining one brake was a good idea as I had to use it on a fast downhill the 2nd time I rode the bike. I am discovering muscles I never knew I had. Dennis, love the web site- very inspirational. 'Tod'