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    Possible Project?

    I picked up some items at the hardware store today for a small potential single speed project.

    Guess what it is? Hint: it's been done before by someone who posted here.
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    Fixt

    Your New fixie, or home made grease ports. What do I win?
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    Must be a chain tug

    Looks like frame-integrated chain tugs. Sadly it is not possible in my frame, otherwise I would have done the same.

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    Sorry gspot, jakerollo gets the win.

    I want to do this to my Kona Unit. Any reason why I should not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithG
    Any reason why I should not?
    You'll void the warranty before you inevitably break it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    You'll void the warranty before you inevitably break it?
    How right you are. Thanks for raining on my parade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithG
    Sorry gspot, jakerollo gets the win.
    I want to do this to my Kona Unit. Any reason why I should not?
    You'd have to drill through the Unit's chain stay flange, the picture shows drilling through something more substantial. To exert a pushing force the hole must be threaded. The Unit flange is too thin for threading.

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    What frame is that? Anyone know?

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithG
    Sorry gspot, jakerollo gets the win.

    I want to do this to my Kona Unit. Any reason why I should not?
    I like my ExploSSif a lot, but I am looking for another frame, what the heck is that?
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    It has been done a few times already!

    A good friend of mine showed up at my house one night to ride and low and behold he had done just that. The walls are not to thin to do that to. I have done it to my Unit as well. It will void the warranty. It's your choice. I feel it was well worth it. Not worrying about the dropout slipping=piece of mind. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veelz
    I like my ExploSSif a lot, but I am looking for another frame, what the heck is that?
    Ground Up I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby-doo
    A good friend of mine showed up at my house one night to ride and low and behold he had done just that. The walls are not to thin to do that to. I have done it to my Unit as well. It will void the warranty. It's your choice. I feel it was well worth it. Not worrying about the dropout slipping=piece of mind. Good luck.
    Uh-oh, I assumed the purpose of the project was an easy way to fine tune the position of the dropouts and then lock in place with the regular bolts. No way would I trust those few threads with a real load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithG
    How right you are. Thanks for raining on my parade.
    Is it moving or is it for piece of mind?

    I would be worried about the size of the hole you will be drilling versus the width of the steel piece you are drilling (IE, will the hole be larger than 25% of the surface area of the part being drilled?)

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