Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: santa clara, CA
Bikes: 1979 motobecane fixed, 2002 GT LTS-3 street stomper
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Originally Posted by jtakaki
So i'm attempting to convert a '74 Raleigh Gran sport to a fixed, any tips or suggestions would be cool.
I prefer to just get a 700C fixed wheelset, and then go from there.
the rest is just how much you want to keep from the original bike, and what you will replace.
I like to replace the entire drivetrain: wheels, BB, cranks,chain, ring & cog as they ride SOOOOO nice after that, but really you can just relace the rear wheel with a track hub, and take off the rear brake and ride the living hell out of it just like that.