Hi all, This is my first post.. I wanted to enlist the expertise of you all, is this a good candidate for a SS/FG conversion? What would I need to accomplish this? Also how much do you think it would cost to anodize the frame and fork?
I think those are vertical dropouts, and if they aren't, those are the dreaded cantilevered dropouts, that tend to crack.
If those are indeed vertical dropouts, then I would look elsewhere, as the only real means of turning that bike into a fixed wheel is by using a white industries ENO hub. It's a perfectly good, but pricey option.
If they happen to be horizontal, or even semi-horizontal, then all you really need is a 26 inch fixed wheel (probably a custom build), a set of track chainrings, and a new bottom bracket to get the chainline right.
^there are options besides the fancy schmancy hub, but they're a little kludgy. not in a bad way. check sheldon brown for ideas.
no really good options, especially not for someone new to fixed wheels. There are magic gears, and having to buy a new chain whenever it stretches just a little. Or of course there is the infamous QR skewer trick, not something I would recomend to someone new to cycling. There may be options, but no real good ones