So... I've never worked on bikes at all before and I want to convert this old road bike I found into a fixie. I've take apart everything and now I'm sitting with a back wheel and a freewheel (i took the freewheel off because I hope I'd be able to freeze it up somehow). I really want to make this project a cheap diy whatever it takes. I'll probably buy a flip flop hub soon so I can be safe. For now though I just want some way of using all my old parts for a fixie( I just don't want to go spending hundreds). Is this even possible?
I've read some things saying I could weld the freewheel, but I'm looking for more options.
I also read something that made it seem as if I could buy a track cog and a lock ring and just thread those on where the freewheel used to be, but that didn't seem right to me.
Any suggestion of help are greatly appreciated. Even if it is to tell me I'll never make this work or if I do it'll be unsafe and and I'll hurt myself.