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Old 03-11-09, 10:06 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-11-09, 10:07 AM   #2
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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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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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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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