I just found out that my uncle has an old 70s brown Schwinn (i think its a collegiate or university) that he might be willing to give to me. I have been really itching to try a conversion, but, as i have explained on a number of previous posts, mechanical skills are not my speciality. And i definately do not have the skills of a jedi master wheelbuilder. As a result, I was toying with the idea of getting one of those fixed gear conversion kits from IRO, as this seems to my easiest, most cost-effective option. I just had a couple of questions.
1. will this donor bike make a good conversion?
2. what all do i need to or should replace on the bike, aside from a fixed rear wheel and new chain and chainring?---should i get new cranks? replace the front wheel (even if its true)?
3. if i get a complete rear wheel and a new chainring, will i need to worry about chainline?
4. is this something i should even try to attempt given my lack of wrenching abilities?