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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 08-23-04, 03:24 PM   #1
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Using vertical dropouts for a fixed gear?

Is it possible to do this? No Surly singleator or anything...

Like, has anyone gotten lucky and had chainrings/cog/chainstays that are perfectly spaced out so they get the right chain tension?

Just wondering. I'm starting to hate my trek1000c, and am wondering if i can make it into a nice fixie.
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with some chain shortening and maybe a half link it should get pretty close, right?
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Rear wheel with an eccentric hub, ie White Industries Eno eccentric. I've got one and love it. Quality product.
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or that
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I got lucky with my stumpjumper SS/Fixie. The 44/16 works out perfectly, no tensioner. But as I said, I got lucky. There are a few web sites that have tools to find a gearing that works. I have them saved at home but not here at work. You just need to measure the chainstay.
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hmmm.... that hub is 160.00....


any other ideas?
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