thought i'd let you fellas know i'm loving this bike. orginally built it fixie. i have ridden it freewheel stylee, and it makes more sense sometimes. but overall the bike is funner fixie. slower, i think, but funner. maybe not funner but sometimes its really fun. the rear dropouts are horizontal with no tensioner and the wheel has yet to slip, at all. the drop bar is comfy but you still get the shit pounded out of you when the going is rough, rooty and rocky. can't get around that. stupid rigid bikes. 3 good handpositions in the drops so you can move around to relieve any pain. or atleast move the pain over a larger area. pain. fun. more fun than pain.