Originally Posted by Joe Dog
Thanks for clarification on my terms, there, dolface, and thanks for the link Spider-Man. So I don't need the "track forend" (not a drop out!), just a horizontal drop-out? I have an old Cannondale that might fit the bill hanging in my garage right now.
correct, all you need is some room to slide the wheel back and forth so you can get the chain tight.
(and you don't even really need that, you can a buy a widget called the 'eno eccentric hub' that will work for vertical dropouts, but they're a little pricey).
also, read everything in the link spider-man posted, it'll make your life easier in the long run.