I've been searching this forum for a few days and decided I NEED to build a fixie. I have an old FUJI (thrift store find) with horizontal dropouts that will be the cost effective way to start this...so I'd like to modify if I could.
I have a few questions though...here goes.
1. What geometry should I be looking for? Is a fixie frame supposed to be smaller or larger, or will any frame that fits traditionally be OK? The Fuji is about right for me.
2. Can I just reuse the front wheel (700c) or do I need to change that hub setup?
3. Is a flip flop hub an easy alternative to balance $$ and hassle.
4. The front crank arms are 171, is that too long for a fixed? I read alot of people run 165.
I'm sure to have more question in the next few weeks... so thanks in advance,