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Horizontal dropouts question

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Monkey
Jan 23, 2004
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Seattle, WA
If I'm going to build a singlespeed with horizontal dropouts, do I need a bolt-on rear axle or will a QR work? Do I need to worry about slippage or should I get some gizmo to account for that? Never used horizontal dropouts so I'm half clueless.
 

arboc!

Turbo Monkey
Dec 18, 2004
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spokane, WA
qr will work, but bolt on is much better. most frames dont have a "gizmo" to prevent slipage, but a few do. its not nessisary. if you really wanted something like that, you could get some bmx chain tugs.
 

Sir_Crackien

Turbo Monkey
Feb 7, 2004
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alex. va. usa.
if your using disc brake i feel it is a requirement to use a bolt on axle. other wise the disc brake and cause the wheel to slide on the dropout. i had this happen to me on a ss fr bikei had in the past
 

vwmtnbiker

Monkey
May 15, 2004
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manasscrack
sure you can, just need a 10x1 axel of the proper length and swap. if you dont know how to do this im sure your lbs could do it for you for a decent price.