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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 11-18-08, 11:32 PM   #1
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chain length problem

I am converting a 1986 trek 400 to ss/fixie, and am having a problem with chain length/tension. I can either have the chain long enough for the axle to just barely touch the dropouts, and if I take out 2 links and reconnect the chain is slightly too loose.

my first idea is to grind down the set screws in the back of the dropout (they won't screw out any further). Are there any other solutions i'm not thinking of?
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Old 11-19-08, 12:08 AM   #3
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I had no idea half links existed! Great idea though.
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