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Crank Question for budget conversion
I picked up a vintage Schwinn LeTour (free from friend), which I think is around an '80-'81 (made in Chicago in headbadge). I want to convert it to fixed for my kid and have a question on he stock crank. It has a Sugino Super Maxy crank, but the large ring (52T) is permanently affixed to the crank, so we're going to give it a try with the large ring. Since the 52T is essentially one peice with the crank arm, I don't have the option of moving the ring to the inner or outer side of the crank spider to adjust the chinline. Has anyone utilized a similar crank like this and achieved a good chainline? Are there any tricks I should be aware of, eg different spindle length, spacers in rear wheel. Also, I'm going to try & re-use the stock rear wheel; re-dish it and use a lockring to hold the cog on.
If he takes to the fixed gear ride, I'll upgrade him to a proper fixed hub wheel and crank, but I want to know he likes the fixed ride first before I invest any $'s in it.