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Fixed Gear with Vertical dropouts
#1
Have any of you built a fixed gear on a frame with vertical dropouts? I have a frame that I have been stripping and It would make an ok looking fixed gear, the only problem is that it has vertical drop outs. I am going to get a 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18 so that I can test them all out at the same time and find that "Magic Gear" so where it'll fit. I also have half links ready to go if needed.

Just wondering if anyone has had any luck with this before?
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#2
I've never done it myself. I think you're going to need some trial and error for sure. The half links are a great idea, I use a KHE half link chain on my BMX and it works awesome.

Sheldon posted some info here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/singlespeed.html#vertical
(would be nice if the Eric House links still worked)
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#3
yeah, i'll keep everyone updated on how it goes.
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#4
Not cheap, but here's a solution when you can't find a magic ratio with a good chain length:
http://forwardcomponents.blogspot.com/2008/12/eccentric-bottom-bracket-patent.html
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#5
Oh, I like that. It would be a dilemma because I did pay less for the frame than one of those bb's but you're right about it not being cheap.
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#6
These are the cheapest I've found.

http://www.bikeman.com/CARV-EBB.html
Dedicated scholar of bicycles
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#7
(01-16-2010, 01:48 PM)jr14 Wrote:  These are the cheapest I've found.

http://www.bikeman.com/CARV-EBB.html

Damn, I would love to get one of those. If worst comes to worst and my magic gear attemt fails, this may be my last resort.
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