I'm not a bike guy really, so I'm at a loss for some of the general terms and understanding. Please don't hesitate to set me straight. I'm a mechanically inclined person and this will be the second bike I'm building. I'm very into building a bike on the cheap... there's more fun in that for me...so please keep that in mind.
Ultimately, I'd like one of the sleek, stripped down fixed-gear (or single-speed) track bikes I see speeding by me.
I found a trashed bianchi frame awhile ago
and a friend left an old peugeot u08 (I think.... it looks like this bike here: http://www.geocities.com/randyjawa/F...rtRearHalf.jpg) bike at my house, which I stripped down... I moved the crank (its nice and light) from the bianchi to
the peugeot and bought a nice aluminum flip-flop back wheel... its a pretty nice bike and
not too heavy either too. There is trouble though with the front forks. They
seem to be slightly bent upward (as if a very heavy person had ridden
it forever) I can't get a good brake mounted in there...and they have
a granny look to them... or like a chopper motorcycle. Not the sleek look I'm looking for... The bianchi
forks won't fit because the bianchi head tube (just looked that term
up) is shorter than on the peugeot.. that should be a problem right?
I want to get some new and sportier (straighter) forks on there, but I
don't know what specs to search for to find the right forks. Is
threading different between brands, also, how is a "sportier" set of
forks specified, is it just by observation?
Should I just ditch this frame and get a better one? What would be a recommended one that would fit a 700 size wheel?
I'm hoping for some junky old forks, but i'll buy new if necessary.
The wheel sizes are 700.