I'm new here, but I've done some reading and I'm wondering if someone can theoretically green light a project my girlfriend suggested to me.
I'm torn because I have this Takara Steel frame bike I picked up for $50 (I've since put about $90 into it and my own blood, sweat, and tears), and it's heavy and clunky and I need to figure out what to do with it. She suggested that I strip it down, sand the body & repaint it, then do a fixed gear conversion (and a 27"->700c conversion as well) and put a disk brake in the front to avoid complications with converting the rim brakes from a 27" wheel down to a 700c. I love this bike, I've found it to be a perfect size for me and well balanced, but because I have a lighter road bike, I really don't give it the attention I used to.
So any opinions? Have any of you tried this before? I'd really like some input before I mangle a perfectly good bicycle by making it into an ill-conceived project.