Any idea if the Dean Duke with 1 1/8" of travel would work as a single speed?
I know of other softails that have been made into single speeds, but not sure if 1 1/8" is too much travel and would effect the chain tension. I have seen quite a few built without using any tensioners, wondering if it is possible to build this DEAN softail without a tension devise and an EBB.
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Also while looking on the DEAN site, I came across this IONIC frame, suspension piviot is at the BB, which has been stated would work as a SS since there is not chanbe in the chain length thru the suspension stroke.
Think this would work as well?
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