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    fixie noob: fixie with vertical drop out possible?

    I picked up an old LeMond frame for $20 in pretty decent condition at a local yard sale and wanted to build a fixie. I noticed that it had a vertical dropout after i read up on Sheldon Brown's fixie link. and wished i never picked up this frame.

    but anyways, i came here to ask the guru's themselves... would it be possible to build a decent yet cheap fixie with this?

    thanks in adanvce.

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    Get one of these:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/white-hubs.html

    Be sure to read the rest of Sheldon Brown's articles. They'll get you going in no time.

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    or try to find the magic ratio

    fixmeup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supreme View Post
    I picked up an old LeMond frame for $20 in pretty decent condition at a local yard sale and wanted to build a fixie. I noticed that it had a vertical dropout after i read up on Sheldon Brown's fixie link. and wished i never picked up this frame.

    but anyways, i came here to ask the guru's themselves... would it be possible to build a decent yet cheap fixie with this?

    thanks in adanvce.
    Sell it on CL and buy something with horizontal dropouts or trackends. I'm sure you can easily make 100%-200% profit if it's really in decent condition.

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    cool, thank guys for the quick responses!

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    How big is the frame? I might could take it off your hands.

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    i havent measured it but it seemed like a 55cm frame.. heres what the bike looks like (note: not mine in the pic)... he got his to work with a half link... is this safe?




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    Those aren't vertical dropouts, they are just short. That frame will work fine, especially with a halflink. You just probably won't have enough adjustment to do a flip flop with different sized cogs.

    Build it up and have fun on your new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Those aren't vertical dropouts, they are just short. That frame will work fine, especially with a halflink. You just probably won't have enough adjustment to do a flip flop with different sized cogs.

    Build it up and have fun on your new bike.
    oh really? cool!

    what would you suggest for the cogs? brands and sizes? i have no clue where to start.

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    i also had a question about the rear wheel. all i need to do it find a rear wheel for fixed bikes and a cog?

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