Hi friends! My name is Haley, and I wanna turn this old schwinn into a fixie. I bought the thing over a year ago as a restoration project for $35. It's really clean now, but I still have to replaced all the cables, which I don't actually want to do. That's where the fixed gear option started to appeal to me, and after doing some research and watching videos, I wanna dive into this project. I know the varsity is a heavy frame, and not exactly ideal. But it's what I have and will just be a beginner. If I take onto it like I think, I'll build another in a couple years.
It's got the 27" wheels. Would you recommend new wheel sets or replacing the hubs on the current wheels? If replaced, what size wheel do I go with?
It does have horizontal dropouts which I suppose is the best part about the frame. Can I utilize the crank minus a sprocket or should I look at just getting a new crankset?