Help! First-time converting to a fixie!
Hello all! I've been contemplating converting my grandpa's 1984 Trek 720 into a fixed gear since I do most of my road riding on my Giant and have finally made the decision to join the fixie community. It's a 531c Reynolds frame basically all stock from 25 years ago, it's been to Scotland, Israel, and across the states and I want to give it new life after sitting in my grandfather's shed and then my garage after he passed. I've got a few questions though. As far as I know, I'll be needing a new crankset since the Sugino that's on there now has two chainrings and I can't just remove one. Second, I know I'll need a new set of wheels (I say a set not just the rear because I was planning on upgrading both anyway), one with a rear single fixed gear. I've stripped it down to just the frame now and among other things, I'm replacing the handlebars and upgrading the front brake and chain. I'm just concerned about what crankset (and bottom bracket?) and wheels I should get, and how to install them correctly. ANY and ALL help or hints are VERY much appreciated!! Especially from anyone with experience converting this specific or a similar bike... Thanks!