I'm struggling to find a secondhand track/singlespeed suitable frame in my part of the world (Hong Kong), so now I'm on to Plan B.
Plan B is to use a road frame and to put a chain tensioning arm on it (bolts on where the derailleur goes) to allow for the different dropout shape.
I've seen the type of thing I could use - http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ingleator.aspx
I will also be looking at using a standard roadbike wheelset and a spacer kit to convert the 8/9/10 speed cassette area to a single speed.
Does anyone have experience with a conversion like this? Will it work fine?
It might not impress the Fixie purists, but my goal is a single speed bike to use to ride to work, thus saving my Ultegra equipped road bike for training on the weekends.