Despite a few minor addressing issues, a fixed-gear wheel arrived today courtesy of Tom. It soon made its way onto the Inbred a in time for a quick test ride to the LBS and back. Going downhill is interesting partly due to using flat pedals, spd would be a better choice, however despite "falling off" the pedals a few times I soon got into the swing of it and it’s actually quite enjoyable in a perverse sort of way. The only downside was the torrential rain on the way home again, I got absolutely soaked.
I could get quite used to this fixed-gear lark, I might even commute to work on it tomorrow.