Yesterday I finished my first fixed gear project and took the maiden voyage on it. I went for a quick ride to the LBS to show off what I built and to test out the idea of not coasting. Man, what an interesting ride that was.
I'm running 42x16 on 165 cranks and riding downhill was nothing too bad, going up was a little more difficult, but not too bad with that gearing.
I'll try and shoot some pix in the coming weeks but admit I need to do a paintjob or something...I haven't decided on that yet.
'83-84 (frame serial # was in '83 but the bike was outfitted as an '84) Trek 500 with NOS Shimano 105 crankset, 42x16 with DA cog and lockring, bullhorn handlebars and brake levers on order from Chuck's, and a set or OEM Dia-Compe brakes on the front only.