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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 03-19-08, 04:31 PM   #1
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Road frame conversion questions....

Alright, I'm building up a road frame conversion fixed/single speed. I'm starting with 1999 GT Edge 54cm road frame. I'm getting it powdercoated right now semi matte Black with slight texture... I'm going for a stealth look here, All parts wheels everything except for some bolts exposed cables and braking surface's... will be blacked out

But when i get it back I'm going to install a 1" thread-less headset and a brand new 1" steerer kinesis carbon fork.

But my real question is this, my drop outs like most road frames have semi vertical dropouts... Not horizontal ...will this be a problem with chain tension? and with keeping the wheel in place bolted down?

And could I use a normal road wheel set with with spacers on the freewheel? or would you recommend a flip flop hub with bolts...?
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