Fixed BMX conversions, while a fun idea, aren't very practical because of the constant pedaling involved. While seated & pedaling (which I assume will be most of the time), you'll find yourself getting tired pretty quick...unless your under four feet tall.
I'm sure it's possible, you'd just need to build a 16/20/24 inch wheel (whichever it is) around a flip flop hub. Chainline issues can be resolved fairly easily.
the real quiestion is why?
then again, if you're just looking for something entertaining to do, and your competent building a wheel, or just want to learn, there shouldn't be any real problem with this. I give it my blessing, assuming you have time and money to spend.
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so what parts would i actually need at a bare minimum?
I think i can either put a track hub in the rear wheel and just ride that or buy pre made rear fixed wheel. is that right? this whole fixie thing is sort of confusing me.
on a side note, whats a flip flop hub? and how could you tell a ss hub from a fixed one without riding the bike?
terrible idea considering the riding position is much different than on a road bike. you will be wasting a lot of energy biking since you cannot extend your legs and you'll definitely get tired a lot faster than on a full sized bike.