Hello Bike Forum members,
I disassembled my older 10 speed bike to repaint it and in the process decided that it would be a good idea to turn it into a fixed-gear bicycle. I understand that I could get a track hub and such for it, but I'm going to try to use the original wheel and hub to keep the price down. I've read some very good articles on the subject of conversion and even some threads on this message board but my questions haven't been fully answered. I'm not entirely sure if I need a new back gear cog, or if I can remove all but one from the back wheel and the freewheel to achieve the same thing.
Along with this, I'm unsure if I can remove all the gears but one at the crank and use these two original gears to power my bike. There's also the issue of which gear sizes I need which I haven't fully determined. Would anyone mind enlightening me on this subject?