Full disclosure: I'm a noob here.
I'm in the market for a bike to knock around town in, something between a commuter and a beater. I'm attracted to the idea of a single-speed, and of learning bike mechanics by attempting my own conversion, but I'm worried about getting too far in over my head.
My dad has an old (~'95) Trek 700 hybrid that he says I can have. What I'm wondering is this: can a conversion to SS realistically be done on this bike for about $200? More than that and I figure I could probably just get something used off CL. My LBS has a free-to-use DIY shop, so I don't think I'll need to buy the tools.
Thanks in advance for your advice.