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    Track nuts in drop outs question

    Bike: old Fuji Allegro
    Drops: semi-horizontal
    Chain: 1/8 inch Wipperman
    Chainring: 42t Superbe
    Cog: 16t/18t
    Drivetrain: fixed gear

    Questions: Is it dangerous to ride bike if track nuts are tightened down at open end of drop outs because chain length with 18t cog doesn't allow wheel to be pulled back? Should I add a half-link for safety's sake?

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    How close is it to the end?

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    Chances are if you are concerned, then it will be better to add a half link for piece of mind alone.

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    The track nut is nearly fully on the dropout. No significant (if any) overhang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveed View Post
    The track nut is nearly fully on the dropout. No significant (if any) overhang.
    Sounds like you're fine. Post a pic to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monsterkidz View Post
    Chances are if you are concerned, then it will be better to add a half link for piece of mind alone.
    +1 That's what I would do..
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I'll add the half-link.

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