Poll: Veritcal dropouts with V-brake or tensioner with disc brake?

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    The age old dilema! Use the Vertical dropouts or a chain tensioner?

    Just picked up a SC Chameleon and need to figure out how to go about the rear end and braking. Its got the convertible droputs, so I can go with a V-brake and no need for tensioner, or use a tensioner and a disc brake. Currently I do have an old disc brake hanging around I could use. But I would have to purchase a good tensioner. If I go with the vertical dropouts, I'll need to purchase a brake, but it seems like it would make a very clean set up.

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    You can go no tensioner and disc brake. I'm not sure why you think you can't, but you can.

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    can we close this thread
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    I always thought that using the vertical dropout slots would make it hard to get the rotor to line up nice with the pads. Does it just take trial and error until you get the chain length right? Explain if possible, "noshortcuts".
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    Quote Originally Posted by tolleyman
    I always thought that using the vertical dropout slots would make it hard to get the rotor to line up nice with the pads. Does it just take trial and error until you get the chain length right? Explain if possible, "noshortcuts".
    I am using Avid Juicy 7 and I have had no problems aligning the brakes on my Chameleon. Chain length / gearing needs to be appropriate for the tire to fit, but beyond that, there is no other adjustment.
    Last edited by noshortcuts; 09-03-2007 at 09:39 PM.

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    Okay! Answers that question.
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