Hope this message finds everyone well! Anyway, I've been riding for the past two years. Nothing serious. Just your typical weekend warrior. I've been on and off for the past eight months and got into really bad shape. I wanted to get serious at it and I thought of going back to basics by buying one of those single speed Electra. Just to get my butt moving again. While looking for reviews for that bike, I came across this website. It was here that I found out about fixed gear cycling. As I read though the Single Speed/Fixed Gear threads (out of curiosity), I got more and more interested in it. Needless to say, I forgot about the other bike and bought myself last week an early 90's road bike instead for conversion. (Of course with the horizontal dropouts, as I learned here.) Great website! Very informative. Thanks everyone!