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    Singlespeed with Vertical Dropouts and No Tensioner???

    Hey everyone, I have an old Centurion CompTA with vertical droupouts and I wanted to convert it to a singlespeed, however the wheel I have is a quick release (with a casette). .

    Is there a way I can use this same wheel (with the skewers) and NOT have to use a chain tensioner? Please say yes.

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    Why yes, but you'll need an eccentric bottom bracket. Or you could try the magic gear combo. and maybe a half link to get you there.

    Not sure I'd want to use a quick release on my rear hub, though.

    Read this:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html

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    What would I do about this problem if I had a horizontal dropout?

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    Unless you want to ride fixed, a chain tensioner really isn't that bad to have. I wouldn't reccomend riding fixed with a quickrelease though. (If you backpedaled quickly, you could rip your rear wheel right out.)

    +1 for the eccentric bottom bracket. You might also consider a half chain link

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    With a horizontal dropout, you probably have enough adjustability to make your chain as tight as you need it. If you don't quite have enough, a half link would most likely solve your problem.

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