Quick dropout qn for SS

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Quick dropout qn for SS

Postby acb » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:09 pm

Hi guys. Will this drop out be long enough to tension a chain for a SS build do you think?

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by BNA » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:26 pm

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Re: Quick dropout qn for SS

Postby apollocreed » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:26 pm

Not until you try it will you know, too many factors (chainring/cog size and distance from dropout to BB)

I doubt it will unless you get the perfect chain length which is pretty hard

Just buy a tensioner if it's SS. They're like 30$ and will work alot better.
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Re: Quick dropout qn for SS

Postby jaseyjase » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:12 pm

+1, give it a whirl, with the right gear combo it will be perfect.

half link chain may help as well
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Re: Quick dropout qn for SS

Postby acb » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:56 pm

The frame (Colnago) is on the other side of the world so cant really try (and dont want to use a tensioner). Back to the hunt for older frames it is :(
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Re: Quick dropout qn for SS

Postby apollocreed » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:21 pm

If you're set on this frame, it's not impossible to get it right.

You may need to try a combination of chainring and cog sizes but it's doable.

Alternatively, use a WI eccentric Eno hub and problem solved
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Re: Quick dropout qn for SS

Postby BriP » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:23 pm

you can also get the KMC half-link chains so youre alot more adjustable there. should work fine :)


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Re: Quick dropout qn for SS

Postby acb » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:36 pm

Thanks guys, that actually helps a lot (after checking out the WI hub etc). Soooo tempting
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Re: Quick dropout qn for SS

Postby rustychisel » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:42 pm

1/2 link chains are seriously sh*t. A half link in a chain could make that frame work easy peasy. It depends on chainring and cog combination and chainstay length, but I reckon it'd given enough adjustment
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Re: Quick dropout qn for SS

Postby holywater » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:33 am

acb wrote:Thanks guys, that actually helps a lot (after checking out the WI hub etc). Soooo tempting



Another option is a Trickstuff Exentriker eccentric BB. They fit a British threaded BB shell and give you about the same adjustment as an ENO eccentric hub. They're pricey but probably cheaper than building an ENO wheel, and leave you free to choose whatever wheels you want. I have one and they're simple to adjust and work really well.

http://www.trickstuff.de/en/products/exzentriker_KL.php
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