I have a wild hair up my arse to build a bike that I can ride in downtown Sacramento. I would like to build a "Fixie" I would not mind getting my hands on a vintage frame at a reasonable price. I have been looking on my local craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, events, forums . I have found a few "vintage frames" but I do not know what is a good frame to buy. I am a tall guy my weight is pushing 230-240 & I love to ride bikes. So on that note what frame should I be looking for & will the tires on a "Fixie" hold my weight ? Also I found this on wiki In the UK and Australia, "fixed-wheel" is the normal term for the subject of this article - meaning the opposite of freewheel, and "fixed-gear" refers to a single-speed bicycle. A fixed-gear bicycle (or fixed wheel bicycle) is a bicycle that has no freewheel, meaning it cannot coast — the pedals are always in motion when the bicycle is moving. The sprocket is screwed directly onto the hub. When the rear wheel turns, the pedals turn in the same direction. This allows a cyclist to stop without using a brake, by resisting the rotation of the cranks, and also to ride in reverse. Track cycling in a velodrome has always used fixed-gear track bikes, but fixed-gear bicycles are now used on the road, a trend generally seen as being led by bicycle messengers.