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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.

    Thanks.

    joel

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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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    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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