I admit, I enjoy perusing fixedgeargallery.com. I think it's a cool site and I applaud them for what they do. I also think it's cool people are inspired to submit their bikes. But I also can't myself--some of these bikes rub me the wrong way. Here are some random heckles:
"I bought the crank and then ran out of money."
Why would you convert a Colnago CT1 into a fixie? Let me guess: his road bike is a 3Rensho with a welded on-derailleur hanger, he uses tissues for toilet paper, and he wanted a female cat so he got Butch a sex change.
I. Freaking. Hate. Top tube pads. Pointless, stupid accessorizing. If it doesn't make the bike go, or go faster, get it off!
If you found your frame in the trash, put it back.