I have an '89 Trek 1000 frame that I'd like to do a SS/FG conversion with, but it's got vertical dropouts. Don't have enough money for an ENO Eccentric, so I'd like to find the "magic gear," if at all possible.
Now, I found a bike exactly like what I'm planning on Velospace, and the owner says he found the magic gear of 48/16.
So should this ratio work for me too? Chainstay length, chainring size, and sprocket size should really be the only factors affecting chain length and thus whether or not the magic gear will work, correct?
Or should I just save up for that White Industries?