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Old 11-14-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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awesome spring tensioner for VERTICAL DROPOUTS

I came up with this a week ago, and it works great.
My bike luckily works without one anyway, but if you can't quite get the chain dialed in even with a half link, or just want to make dang sure it never derails, here is your antidote.

I LIKE the 1x1 with vert. dropouts. The axle always goes back in the same spot, and the frame is strong. Unlike my beach cruiser with horizontal dropouts, this frame doesn't feel mushy and it doesn't feel like the wheel is twisting side to side.

http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FSY/K0E9/H994YOLN/FSYK0E9H994YOLN.LARGE.jpg

http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F4Y/1FTP/H994YP6I/F4Y1FTPH994YP6I.LARGE.jpg

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-convert-vertical-dropout-bicycle-to-1x1-wit/



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Old 11-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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I'm still looking for something a bit stealthier for my Nexus 8 bike.

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Here you go. http://www.niagaracycle.com/images/qbpimages/CH5501md.jpg
Doesn't work for coaster brakes though, and it's about as much as a nice r.d.

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