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    occam's razor rwan's Avatar
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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.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    hmmm.... that hub is 160.00....


    any other ideas?

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