First off, I'd like to say that I am completely new to the idea of fixed gear riding.
I currently ride a Bianchi Volpe (got it for touring purposes), but something about having all these unnecessary gears for local city riding annoys the hell out of me.
I know, I could just... not switch gears, but, I'd also like to get a new bike for lighter weight purposes, and design control. Plus, I hear riding a fixie gets you laid by the hottest of chicks.
I pretty much only know of the Surly Steamroller, or getting a stock Pista or something.
I know I can get a used complete bike on ebay, but I'd rather build up my own for the experience and knowledge I'd gain from it.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I go with the Surly?
Something without decals would be ideal. Are there any new frames out there I could get that are plain in design, or would I have to sand it down and paint it myself for pretty much any frame I get?