Read the green part and please respond.
I recently purchased a fixed gear that some dude basically did a ghetto ass conversion on in hopes of something more practical to get around on.
It's an 80's raleigh pursuit.
over the last two weeks I've owned it I've probably put a good 100 miles on it or so. I did a couple little things: New pedals with toe clips, lock ring, ghetto bull horn bars, and a thicker chain.
My chain kept coming loose so today I was attempting to get it tighter and to stay tighter. When I was pulling the wheel back and i started tightening down the drive side the drop out smashed. How the **** do you smash a drop out? I hadn't even gotten it very snug yet, maybe a half turn from when it started to be "tight". But anyway I did some dicking around with it, got it bent some what into original shape, and tried adding a link to my chain so the axle would sit further back in the drop outs away from the undamaged part. I was just curious as to if this is a common problem and what the best way to fix it would be? buy a new frame? braze new dropouts in?