So I got this old Raleigh Grand Prix and decided to we what all the fixed gear fuss was about. I made the rear hub "fixed" after removing all the cassettes and rode about 20 miles today. All I have to say is I ride about 25 miles a day and I love fixed gear bikes after riding this! It's a lot of fun and a challenge(to me) and I didn't spend any money. The only question I have is how to upgrade the bottom bracket to square taper so I can get more of a gear selection. Also riding with no brakes isn't that bad if you pay attention. I still have mine on there but haven't used them once in the hills of Fayetteville Arkansas. I guess toe clips are the only upgrade I really need. I'm posting this because I have read a lot of forums and all I have to say is if you want a fixed gear bike get one and ride the damn thing! Then ask questions.