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Horizontal dropouts question

Discussion in 'The South' started by Transfer, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Transfer

    Transfer Monkey

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    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.
     
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  2. arboc!

    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    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.
     
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  3. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    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
     
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  4. Transfer

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    It's a steelhead frame with Hope mono mini rear 7". Is it possible to go bolt on with an XT hub?
     
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    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.
     
    #5 -   Dec 8, 2005