Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Enough sliding room is these dropouts?
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Here is a picture of a frame that I have. How well do you think it would fair as a fixed gear? The dropouts are vertical, but you see they slide on plates. The range of motion is up to eight millimeters. Do you think that is enough play to adequately tighten a chain?
I think it sounds like a great idea, a cool Italian frame and no tug nuts required. But Iím wondering if there is enough range of motion. ÖIf not, Iím off to BianchiLand.
02-09-05, 12:21 PM
Should be good. There's a chance you'll need a half link to round things out, but then you'll for sure be a-ok.
Sweet frame, btw.
02-09-05, 12:25 PM
If you're lucky they might make track dropouts that you could replace the vertical ones with just by unscrewing them... but I see no reason to do so unless you constantly change cogs and chainrings
02-09-05, 12:25 PM
if a chain link is 1 inch and a purchased half link in a half an inch you need at max a quarter inch of adjustment. I think. you should be fine. this set up looks pretty ideal, actually, once you set the dropouts where you want them you can forget about chain tension.
02-09-05, 12:36 PM
you might even be able to contract a machinist to make some replaceable trackends for that frame.
that frame is so beautiful by the way. i have such a thing for gios's.
02-09-05, 01:21 PM
please, please, please build that frame instead of a bianchi. please.
If you don't build that frame we'll send  over to your house for a free face punch. :)
That aside, You should be good to go. And yes, it is a beauty.
02-09-05, 02:39 PM
i also agree.. horizontal sliding & half-link should make anything work. GORGEOUS frame, btw
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