Yall seen this yet? New chain tention options for vertical dropouts.- Mtbr.com
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    Yall seen this yet? New chain tention options for vertical dropouts.

    Interesting, but I dont think i would try it.
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    This was seen on the fixed gear/ss forum of RBR.
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    That has fail ingrained in its DNA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    That has fail ingrained in its DNA.
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    bahahaha.. i couldn't agree more, total failure on all aspect.

    though, i give him props from trying and a bit of creativity but it just won't cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    That has fail ingrained in its DNA.
    There is no better way to put it

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    I think it **Might** work if there was an ovalish protrusion that stuck into the vertical drops to keep it from rotating. But I dont believe this would work as is.
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    Fixie only I'm guessing. How on Earth would you get your brakes to line up?

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    Interesting to analyze for a minute.
    It would steepen the geometry of any bike it is put on.
    With seperate pieces for right and left drop outs, it would be a pain to get the parts all lined up properly. Seems like you would be chasing an out of alignment wheel all the time.
    The bolt hole for the original drop out could have been utilized to strengthen and support the bracket against rotation, but it was ignored.
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    I guess hub width would get jammed the fcuk up as well. Turbo fail.
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    The best part of this thread:
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    ovalish protrusion

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    I think it would work on a FS dinglespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    I guess hub width would get jammed the fcuk up as well. Turbo fail.
    No way dude! Easy fix. Just put one track end on the other side of the dropout. Dish the wheel accordingly. Problem solved!!!!
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    You may have something there, sheep boy. Provided the spoke shoulders clear. I bet the non drive side makes the drive side arrangement look like the engine bay of a Porsche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    No way dude! Easy fix. Just put one track end on the other side of the dropout. Dish the wheel accordingly. Problem solved!!!!
    So chain line or brake alignment doesn't matter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    So chain line or brake alignment doesn't matter?
    Brakes only slow you down. And chain lines are no better than chain gangs.
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    BTW, I am not advocating. That product is gay. Yes, I said gay.
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    Not that different than how a WI eccentric Eno stays put, except the offset is larger, resulting in larger forces. However, on the pictured bike, the track-mount is butted up against the weld bead on the chain-stay, so I suspect that particular setup will work fine.

    Steeper head angle - that's what you want between a track bike vs road bike (as mentioned in the ad).

    Wheel spacing - how hard is it to re-space the axle - you are hacking the bike anyways. Just use a 130mm hub if your bike is 135mm, or a 126mm hub if your frame is 130mm.

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    The ad says it's designed to use a 120mm track hub on a 130mm road frame. It still looks hella sketch though. Maybe if it was on a prettier bike I would reconsider, but I guess that's not the point of "fixing" a perfectly good road bike.
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    Wouldn't want to be around for it to fail at speed... ouch!
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    I could see how that would be a complete failure on the rear because of the forces of the chain, but I would totally run those b!tches up front

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    After you get them glued on with some 20 ton epoxy, and tigten the grade 8 hardware to 100 newton meters it probably won't fail quickly. So, at least you'd notice the slack in your chain before you fly over the handlebars.

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