[CR] Schwin Paramount Track frame as road fixed gear?

(Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10)

From: <FujiFish1@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:46:37 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Schwin Paramount Track frame as road fixed gear?

I recently borrowed a 1974 Paramount track bike from a local friend named Duane, for the Americane' festival on July 3rd, and after "the crash" on the velodrome (not my fault .. I swear!), I noticed a dent in the top of the top tube, inflicted by the metal post and railings that she came to rest upon. After 36 years of Duane's ownership with no mechanical damage whatsoever, I managed to dent it within the first two hours of riding it. Felt so bad ... that even though I couldn't afford it, I had to buy it! :)

The frame is factory drilled for front and rear brakes, and of course, comes with a Campagnolo Record strada headset. I'm wondering, is there any reason that I shouldn't use the frame and some of the components as a road fixed gear, given the installation of flatter topped bars, stouter rimmed wheels, proper brakes, and clamped on water bottle cages? Thanks for any insight...

Mark Agree,
Southfield, Michigan, USA