Hey all, I got my first bike which I'll attempt to convert to a fixie. It is a 70's (I think) Motobecane Super Mirage. So far I've only done a few things, new bars, tape, saddle, removed shifter/derailer. I have a few pics here: http://flickr.com/photos/tronicscribe
Anyway, I need to either use the stock rear wheel and convert it to fixie, or buy a new wheelset. My question is, if I get a new wheelset, can I fit 700c wheels on this bike? The current stock wheels are 27" so I know 700c is a little larger, and I don't know if the brake pads will line up on a 700c wheel or if it will even fit in the forks or rear dropouts. So, how does everyone seem to buy new flipflop wheelsets for their vintage conversions if all vintage bikes run 27" wheels?
Or, is there a way I can safely convert the stock hub into a fixed gear without welding? Thanks!!