This is the 3rd life for this bike. I got it for $30 from a neighbor and it was used! - probably the dirtiest, greasiest bike I've ever seen, equipped with cheap, entry level, worn-out parts. I fixed it up and it had a 2nd life as my son's first road bike. It was loaned out quite a bit, probably ridden off a few curbs, etc (got it back twice with broken spokes). At any rate, here it is as a fixie conversion. I stripped it, bought some new wheels, cut down some risers, and that's about it. It all seemed so simple compared to my first two conversions. We're really pleased with how it turned out.