That's the "adamant" suggestion from my LBS when I showed them the road frame I want to convert into a fixed-gear bike.
The road frame has a short horizontal dropout (with hanger). The LBS basically said that they won't want anything to do with a conversion if it doesn't have a track fork end, supposedly for safety reasons.
I suppose I can understand their distaste for exposure to risk. They were afraid that I was going to go so fast and hard on the converted rig that when I brake, my wheel would pop out. I am not planning on going more than 17 to 20 mph on this fixie/townie/commuter converted rig.
Is their concern legitimate? Should I not tempt fate? Thanks.