Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: Trek 520, Fuji Track, Vicini Road
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This bike should make a fine conversion to fixed gear. If you are mechanically minded you can do it yourself. Read Sheldon Brown's fixed-gear conversions page. Read it several times actually. If you want to make it nice, I would recommend a new wheelset, with a flip-flop hub.
1. Strip all unnecessary parts from the bike, ie derailleurs and shifters.
2. Take one of the chainrings off and replace chainring bolts with single stack bolts. In my experience, the chainline works out better with the chainring on the inner part of the spider. YRMV.
3. At this point it is easy to make it a singlespeed. If you want to go fixed, I strongly recommend a fixed-specific rear hub (with reverse threading for a lockring).
Please post some pics, and if you have any further (specific) questions we can help.