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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 06-16-07, 10:22 AM   #1
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Vertical dropouts bent

I recently tried converting my old 10 speed into a singlespeed (I've never done that before). After a lot of struggling trying to get my new bolt on skewers to hold the rear wheel on, I noticed that I think my vertical dropouts are bent on one side, as the bolt seems to grab on to only half of the dropout. Is there a cheap solution for this? Or am I better off selling this for parts and getting something new? I've heard rumors of things called C-shaped washers and knurled washers, but I don't know where to find them. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-16-07, 10:30 AM   #2
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It might be a ost cause with vertical dropouts.
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