I'm building up my first fixed gear right now. Its a 1986 Schwinn Varsity 20 inch frame. These bikes were Schwinn's attempt at a lightweight Varsity. The frames were made by Giant in Taiwan, its lugged steel. They came with a wierd crankset that had a freewheel. This freewheel crank had an odd bottom bracket size. I had my local co-op tear down the crank and bottom bracket.
My project is almost done, my wheelset, tires, and cog should arrive in a couple of days. I bought the bike as just a frame and fork. I cut a set of bullhorns from a set of drops at the coop. All I need now is a crank.
One problem. I've run out of funds...
I could spend money a=on a dedicated fixed gear crankset. But I don't really want to. I would need a bottom bracket as well. I have several cruisers and Sturney-Archer 3 speeds laying around that will be torn down eventually.
So, could I use the crank and bottom from one of these bikes on the varsity to finish this project.