I finished my conversion today. its not perfect but tis rideable. I will post pics when I finish cleaning it and get the bars taped. but my first impression of fixed is very positive i rode it around for about an hour and i really liket he smooth feeling of flow with your legs. I got a little scared in some of the turns however.
I used the old chain form the 80s and its really loud on the cog I used the original chainring and it worked fine will a new chain fix this sound issue?
the dropouts are kinda short. so it is either all the way in the back and kinda loose chain or remove one unit(2 links) and it is at the opening of the dropout and he chain is tight. infact some of the bold hangs of the inside. is this bad? will a new chain fix this at all?
the clearance between the little bar just up form the crank housing is about .75-1inch and the tire on either side has about .5 inch or a centimeter between the tire and the chain stay and bar on the other side. is this too close? the tires are 25's if i go down to 23s will this fix that?