Which do you prefer for FIXED GEAR cycling? I know there are a large number of folks that have converted road frames to fixed gear. I believe they have done this due to:
1. Cost (cheaper to convert a frame you already had, or bought for less than a new track frame)
2. Frameset (Some have nice frames, but want to go FG so they converted)
3. Recommendation of someone else with a conversion
4. Has never owned a track frame with horizontal dropouts
I made the evolution from geared road > converted SS > Converted FG > Track frame. I would never convert another frame, no matter how classic/expensive/nostalgic/flashy/etc. & if I had a frame I had to keep, I'd send it to have horizontal dropouts fitted.
Now, I presently ride a Windsor "The Hour" which is admittedly not a true track frame in that it is drilled for brakes & has braze-ons for a water bottle & fenders/rack which would obviously be of no use on the track. However, it does have horizontal dropouts so it has passed my test. I love it BTW.
So weigh in. Let me know what your choice is & why.