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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 07-28-05, 12:35 PM   #1
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Chain length for single speed

Any suggestions for measuring/determining chain length on my single speed? It's a converted 10 speed. I have everything set, except I haven't yet put on the chain. It has forward facing semi-horizontal dropouts in back. The rear wheel has a surly hub with track nuts. I'm leaving the double chainring on the front and will use the smaller chain ring.

Looking for advice.

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Old 07-28-05, 12:38 PM   #2
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put the wheel on, put the chain on, cut off any excess, put the chain back together.
voila!
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Old 07-28-05, 12:40 PM   #3
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If you provide the size of the ring, size and the cog, and the distance from BB to axle, it could be cacluated geometrically. But its a whole lot easier to simply wrap the chain around and break to length.
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