I'm in the very early stages of building my first fixed gear road bike. I think that I might have figured out what parts I want...I think. I've read almost every thread in the SS&FG forum more than a few times trying to learn about what's what.
I bought a set of Miche track hubs. Now I'm a little confused as to what to do about a crankset, bottom bracket and chain. I don't have any spare cranksets that I can use, so I'll be buying something. What should I be looking for? Am I correct in guessing that I could buy any crankset and chainring, then space it or adjust the BB for proper chainline? Are there other important variables that I need to consider?
Does it really matter if I use a 3/32" drivetrain or a 1/8"? What are the pros/cons? Are parts for both easily available?
...good grief, I don't even have a frame yet. I'm still shopping for the garage sale '75 10-speed deal. Am I building this all bass-ackwards? I'm so excited, it's all I can think about right now.