Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-16-12, 10:54 PM   #1
bfloyd6969
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: central Ohio
Bikes: Schwinn Madison, Windsor Dover
Posts: 940
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rear axle location

Is there an ideal position of the rear axle in the dropouts? Is center best? Is it a personal thing based on wheelbase preference? Is there a dangerous location - say at the very rear of the dropouts? Curious as to know if I should be adjusting my chain length when adjusting a tooth +- here and there for gearing. Thanks.
bfloyd6969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-12, 11:11 PM   #2
Nagrom_ 
SaltKing
 
Nagrom_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Rock Bottom.
Bikes: CAAD Optimo Track
Posts: 10,668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
As long as your bolts are completely in contact with metal (i.e. half of the bolts are hanging off the rear of the dropout), and your tire isn't rubbing your seat tube, the track ends are there to be used.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
No offense but you're an idiot.
PedalRoom
Nagrom_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-12, 12:17 AM   #3
bfloyd6969
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: central Ohio
Bikes: Schwinn Madison, Windsor Dover
Posts: 940
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
As long as your bolts are completely in contact with metal (i.e. half of the bolts are hanging off the rear of the dropout)

Thanks, Nagrom - are you referring to the axle nuts (full contact of the nut, nothing hanging off the back)?
bfloyd6969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-12, 12:20 AM   #4
highonpez
Senior Member
 
highonpez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Bikes: 2010 Windsor The Hour, 1982 Fuji Supreme
Posts: 383
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pretty sure he meant "half of the bolts aren't hanging off the rear.
highonpez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:24 PM.