Looks fun OP. Classic, clean lines.
I think the Thickslick hate is just backlash from when fixed gear bikes were more popular, a few years ago. Otherwise, there is much hype for WTB tires.
I prefer it when the tops of the bars continue the visual line of the quill stem. I always think it's strange to see pursuit bars 'drooping down' like that.
I would have went with a tan or brown sidewall tire, probably from Panaracer, 栄光の日本タイヤ.>>1315980>sheldon brown died 20 years ago
Uh, he died 11 years ago, in 2008.>tires have come a long way since then
Underlying principles of physics haven't changed all that much.>>1316397>>1316720>stop the front wheel with their shoe
For completeness, I'll add that this is a thing in bmx.
But it would be an absolute idiot thing to try on a fixed gear bike.