Firstly, sorry if this has been posted a hundred times before but I could find something that was specific to what I needed to know.
SO, I will attempt to convert my old crescent bike into a single speed. For this first bike I want to spend as less money possible, simply because I want to get used to a single speed before spending loads of money on it.
I've been reading quite a bit about the process and it all seems pretty straight forward until you get to the hub, cog and ratio. I understand that 42/17 is a fairly good ratio for a flat city but what about the use of the existing cogs? I'm guessing it's an old Shimano uniglide hub?
I recently read the article published by Tim on The Sustainable Cyclist (http://thesustainablecyclist.com/200...the-wrong-way/) which kind of scared me a little bit since I had been thinking about using one of the existing cogs (if that eve would have worked) Otherwise I might just buy one of those surlybikes.com/parts/fixed_cogs to slap on there (again if that works...)
Saw this video where the dude made it look fairly easy:
The thing is that I've got about 2 days, in about 2 weeks, to spend on it and I want to make sure I've got all tools/parts needed to complete it then.
Really appreciate your help and, again, sorry if a similar thread has been posted already.