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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 06-08-05, 10:03 AM   #1
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Calculator for fixing bikes with vertical dropouts

I just wanted to say how sweet this chain length calculator is. I was trying to build a single speed out of a bike with vertical dropouts. I wasn't sure which chainring/cog combination was going to give me the proper chain tension. I found this caculator which basically lets you tell it your chainstay length and it spits out what chainring/cog combos will come close. It worked brillantly:

http://www.peak.org/~fixin/personal/fmu/php/formfmu.php
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Old 06-08-05, 10:08 AM   #2
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Excellent! Now I can try to convert that old MTB frame sitting in my basement....
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