Dennis
Here is my bike, when I came across the Evans frame it had a stripped thread in the bottom bracket shell and had been abandoned. A new shell was brazed on and it was powder coated yellow and ridden with gears. After reading an article on going fixed in a cycling magazine my appetite was wetted, I googled fixed gear and found your site.
When I commited myself to going fixed I filed off all the unnecessary braze ons so there was no going back. The frame was re powder coated.
I had an old old Campag rear hub that I got built up (it had to built with reverse dishing to give a good chainline.) When I screwed on the 18 tooth sprocket there was no room for a lock ring. I had read on aninternet site that it was ok to go without so I did and have had no problems.I live in Auckland NZ and it is a bit hilly so two brakes are fitted. It gets over the aesthetic problem of fitting only one lever or whether to add a dummy lever. I cannot believe people ride on the road without brakes, it must be very flat where they live. I like the simple uncluttered look of fixed wheel bikes and ride this to work every day, the first time I rode it I laughed a lot and it scared me a few times but now it seems so natural and fluid.The rest of the bike is put together from bits and bobs I had hanging around. Cinelli bars and stem, 50/18 gearing which is mad going down hills. I really enjoy looking at the site and can see that there must be many like minded souls out there.
The Brooks saddle is common to most of the bikes on the site (and mine) also there seems to be a worrying number of moustache bars about (I have a pair in the garage). I wonder if there is a luddite gene that all fixed wheelers share. Hope you like the pictures, I am not a big fan of the garage door backgrounds so I put the bike on the balcony I hope the picture is not too busy.
Nigel Ashby - npjdash@xtra.co.nz