"Drewing" is the process of taking a rare or valuable frame and removing all the braze-ons that allow it to be a geared bike for aesthetic purposes. Or it's the process of taking any frame and removing the braze-ons that allow it to be a geared bike. Depends of your point of view. Anyhow, the basic idea is to make the frame look less like a conversion and more like a dedicated singlespeed or fixed gear.
Some of us here appreciate nice or vintage and rare frames enough that it bothers us to see such a frame irreversibly (probably) modded. Those people make sense, and I'm among them. Some of us think no frame, no matter how inexpensive and easily available, should ever be altered that way if isn't necessary. The latter group suffers from an obsession with trying to force everyone else on this site to adhere to their personal balance of form and function. These people often pop up whenever they think someone's buying components that they "don't need" or that "won't make them any faster" and can be particularly whiny when they think someone's modding their frame to look more like a competitive ride.
I love bicycles, but I never take them so seriously that everything about them has to be practical. I have a car for that.
Last edited by B17; 02-28-10 at 10:23 PM.