Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Orange County CA
Bikes: Surly CC, Raleigh Team Pro, Specialized Rockhopper with an xtracycle
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old french bike to fixed
So i have an old french bike. I heard that they might not be so great for a fixie because of the relaxed frame? Also, what are my alternatives to getting a new bottom bracket and headset on teh cheap? Looks like the headset can be done with ISO parts since more than likely the lower races are the things that are shot. Can someone confirm this?
Also, as far as the bb is concerned. It is a cottered crank. I intend on putting a square taped crank in place but after shopping around it looks like the conversion is going to be expensive. Would I be able to keep the cups and get a new axel/bearings? Or is it more involved than this?