My folks were on a 3 1/2 week tour of Italy, Greece, and some other countries in that part of the world. My Dad saw this and bought it for me. Hand made, non-butted steel tubes, lugged frame, puncture-resistant wheels, areo-spoke wheel, 13/9 gear ratio, fenders, basket and rack. It's a true fixed gear and actually does spin quite smooth. Would make for a great commuter.Thanks, Dad.