I got an old 70's Le Tour that I am modifying for fixed gear usage. Braze-ons are gone. Its getting sanded down and repainted. Its a heavy lugged steel (NOT 4130) frame but its my size and I think I'll have fun with it.
The only thing I absolutely hate about the bike is the really ugly dropouts. They're just stamped steel, nothing special. I was thinking about replacing them, or at the very least modifying them.
Is it worth replacing them with track ends? I was thinking of just making my own track ends that would raise the bottom bracket a little bit as well as shorten the wheelbase a tad. Any comments? Or am I overthinking this and I should just ride the frame and have fun? Will shortenting the wheelbase screw up handling?
full of questions... thanks!!