Sheldon Brown's site seems to have the most information on how to convert to fixed gears:
Charlie Young Honeybrook, PA -----Original Message----- From: KCTOMMY <KCTOMMY@email.msn.com> To: Classic Bike List <email@example.com>; Gregory Jung <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sunday, February 11, 2001 7:29 AM Subject: [CR]Re: trek
>Thanks for all the advice on my new (old!) Trek frame. The serial number is
>14B9D65. The numbers supplied by the list don't seem to have any rhyme or
>Upon consideration, I'm going to keep the frame and fork together, although
>it might be a while before it gets repainted. A couple more questions for
>Any pros and cons on Powdercoating? While not "authentic", it's more cost
>effective and gives a tough finish. But are there hidden negative factors?
>Is it possible to get any paint effects such as metallic or flamboyant?
>I'm missing the headbadge, and it was riveted on. Anyone know of a source
>for a spare?
>I'm thinking of setting up the frame as a fixed gear. Is there an article
>out there that gives equipment specs such as BB spindle length changes vs. a
>double crank, crank arm length, converting a road double to a single, pedal
>recommendations, etc etc.?
>Thanks for your time.
>Tom Adams in Still Frozen Kansas City
>From: Gregory Jung <email@example.com>
>To: KCTOMMY@email.msn.com <KCTOMMY@email.msn.com>
>Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 5:56 PM
>>I have a very similar Trek as the one you describe.
>>Except mine is light metallic blue and has longer
>>chainstays (45cm). I haven't had a chance to measure
>>the brake reach yet. I too got it cheap recently and
>>have not even built it up yet.
>>Can you tell me what the serial number on yours is?
>>Mine has two sets of numbers stamped on the bb shell -
>>the more deeply stamped (and longer) set of numbers, I
>>think, is the bb shell casting number. There is a 7
>>or 8 character/digit number set, more faintly stamped
>>on mine, going across the bb shell, parallel to the bb
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