So I took the plunge, did my first bike mechanic work in probably 10 years, and flopped my rear wheel to fixed. Rode around Komazawa Park, just to see if I would die from fear. I did not die from fear. I have a couple of questions for the heady folk here, however:
First, I made use of what I assume are chain tensioner screws in my dropouts to fine-tune my wheel's alignment. Is this a bad idea? I had a hard time straightening the wheel out otherwise.
Second, real noob question. I jacked up my seat hight because it seemed that my legs weren't extending enough. Then my arms started hurting. It just seemed like I wasn't getting enough leverage from a sitting position.
Finally, I have a carbon-fiber ( I think ) seatpost; if I'm looking to swap it in, do I need a special lubricant?