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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 06-22-12, 09:05 PM   #1
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Finished first fixed gear build, how much is okay in the dropouts?

Just finished setting up my first fixed gear build today. Rides great! Currently, the rear axle is about 1/2 from the open end of the dropout(so an inch in from center of axle post). Is this too close to the end of the dropout to be safe?

I took it out for a few miles on hills & flats and it all seemed okay. But since fixed is a new animal to me, I am being overly cautious.

I think if I added another link, I'd be at the rear of the dropout and risk not being tight chained.

Thanks!
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As long as your axle nuts are completely biting metal, you should be fine.

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Oy, this will require the hubs computer. Just a sec. iPads are great until you need a C:drive to browse.
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Oy, this will require the hubs computer. Just a sec. iPads are great until you need a C:drive to browse.
iFile. Jailbreak the thing.
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Nice! Thanks guys!
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maybe try use a half-link chain, gives you tighter space

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Just finished setting up my first fixed gear build today. Rides great! Currently, the rear axle is about 1/2 from the open end of the dropout(so an inch in from center of axle post). Is this too close to the end of the dropout to be safe?

I took it out for a few miles on hills & flats and it all seemed okay. But since fixed is a new animal to me, I am being overly cautious.

I think if I added another link, I'd be at the rear of the dropout and risk not being tight chained.

Thanks!
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