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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 12-07-03, 05:41 AM   #1
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vertical dropouts vs. horizontal dropouts

whats the difference. i know road bikes have vertical dropouts and fixed/track have horizontal but why?
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Old 12-07-03, 10:39 AM   #2
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whats the difference. i know road bikes have vertical dropouts and fixed/track have horizontal but why?
Horizontal dropouts are used to adjust the chain tension on a single-speed bikes.
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Old 12-07-03, 01:44 PM   #3
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Track bikes do not have horizontal dropouts. They use trackends.
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is there away to adjust chain tension with vertical dropouts? and wut are track ends?
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Old 12-07-03, 02:15 PM   #5
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Take a look here:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html
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okie dokie thanx a bundle!
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white industries now makes a fixed/free eccentric rear hub. this allows you to get proper chain tension even with vertical drops by adjusting where the center of the hub is around its axle. they're pretty nice looking. it's called 'eric's eccentric eno fixed gear hub'. it's at the very bottom of this page:
http://www.whiteind.com/eno.htm
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