I have a "newbie" question about wheel building/ fixed gear conversions
I have been reading up alot about wheel respoking and hub replacing-
is this possible:
Taking a normal rear road bike wheel that has a cassette hub (36 spoke) and buying a flipflop hub (36 spoke), take pictures of how all the spokes overlap and cross and where they are located- find the offset of the hub to the rim and switch from a casette hub to a flip flop hub? Can this be done if one takes his time without a jig?
I have this mint condition schwinn from 83' that I want to keep as original as possible, but want to either convert it to a fixed or single speed- but want to use the same original rear rim, but just convert the hub. What are the chances of the original spokes being too long or too short for the new hub?