I have a Peugeot road bike frame just laying around the house, and I wanted to do a fixed gear conversion with it, but the drop-outs on it are vertical, in stead of horizontal so I couldnít do it, well not that I know of at least, anyways I stumbled upon this peculiar item, their track ends to convert frames to a fixed gear, but before I buy it, I just wanted to know anyone had some incite as to what Iím getting into (how the process works, who I would go to get it put on) anything would be of much help. I put a picture of what this item looks like to give you an idea. Thanks in advanced, and happy riding!
Models are updated every year, so a newer version of the same frame isn't necessarily a valid comparison.
Installing new fork ends is straightforward for a frame builder and sure madness for the rest of us. Do you know how to weld or braze thin wall tubing? Is it heat treated tubing? If so, are you prepared to use low-temperature silver solder to do the work? Are you sure you can get your alignment right?
Take a look at the dropouts on this page and you'll realize there is a whole universe of non-track fork ends. Most are suited as-is for fixed gear use. Only within the last 15 years or so has it become common to outfit frames with the non-adjustable vertical dropouts.