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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 01-01-08, 03:30 AM   #1
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Rear Derailleur for Track Ends?

Hey guys and gals...

Anybody know if it is possible to put a rear derailleur onto a bike with track ends?... I have seen older geared road frames with horizontal drops but no mounting hole for a rear deraileur so I am guessing that it is possible...

Thanks for any resposnse

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Old 01-01-08, 03:46 AM   #2
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the Shimano Saint rear der attaches to the axle and doesn´t need a hanger
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I think you can also by hangers that fit onto the axles.
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I've used a hanger that slips between the hub and dropout
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really cheap derailers work on nutted axles. shimano makes them. mostly found on kids bikes, you can buy one at a shop for $10-15. They are built like a regular der. but they have an adaptor that slides on the axle. I think the adaptor should work with any der, but you might want to ask your local mechanic.
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I think the saint requires a specific hub though
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Hey guys and gals...

Anybody know if it is possible to put a rear derailleur onto a bike with track ends?... I have seen older geared road frames with horizontal drops but no mounting hole for a rear deraileur so I am guessing that it is possible...

Thanks for any resposnse

Jason
Is this the new fixed gear? Gears on a track frame? Anyways, you're looking for a claw type rd, depending on the track ends you have, it may or may not work. They are cheap and plentiful at your LBS.
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i'm suprised no one has mentioned internally geared hubs. they are made for frames with track ends.
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Goodbye,

I think this forum has officially entered the bizarro world where everything is backwards.

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