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    SS conversion - chain tension and braze-on issues

    I'm working on converting an old frame into a singlespeed beauty.
    It has vertical dropouts.

    The question is, could I have some insight chain tension?

    Is the ENO eccentric hub worth the dough, or should i stick to a tensioner (the rennen design group's rollenlager seems to be a popular choise). I do like the idea that with the ENO i have a smoother looking bike without the clunky tensioner, but is it as effective?

    and speaking of smoother looking bikes, does anyone have a good way to remove the unneeded braze-ons on the frame? now that ill be running without derailers, how can i remove the braze-ons where the cable housing ran without damaging the frame? again, is it worth the trouble?

    thanks!

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    I like..

    ...my Soulcraft Convert a lot! Haven't had a single problem with it. It's relatively inexpensive and not clunky IMO. Allows me to run disc brakes without any problems.

    I wouldn't fool with the braze-ons. I'm a firm believer in..."if it ain't broke, don't fix it or mess with it!"
    One thing you might ask.... Is it really going to make a difference if they are there or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by ductapeboy
    I'm working on converting an old frame into a singlespeed beauty.
    It has vertical dropouts.

    The question is, could I have some insight chain tension?

    Is the ENO eccentric hub worth the dough, or should i stick to a tensioner (the rennen design group's rollenlager seems to be a popular choise). I do like the idea that with the ENO i have a smoother looking bike without the clunky tensioner, but is it as effective?

    and speaking of smoother looking bikes, does anyone have a good way to remove the unneeded braze-ons on the frame? now that ill be running without derailers, how can i remove the braze-ons where the cable housing ran without damaging the frame? again, is it worth the trouble?

    thanks!

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