Half-Link / Single Speed



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Ed_Zep

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Just to follow up a previous thread, I've seen half-links on Ebay, the
sellers of which claim will give the necessary scope for chain
adjustment if a frame only has vertical dropouts.

Can anyone confirm that's true, please? Or should I just keep
searching for an old racer.

Thanks, Ed.
 
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Rob Morley

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In article <[email protected]>,
Ed_Zep
[email protected] says...
> Just to follow up a previous thread, I've seen half-links on Ebay, the
> sellers of which claim


a load of hyperbollox from the look of it :)

> will give the necessary scope for chain
> adjustment if a frame only has vertical dropouts.
>
> Can anyone confirm that's true, please? Or should I just keep
> searching for an old racer.
>

A half link gives the equivalent of about 1/4" movement at the rear axle
- it can help with short horizontal dropouts, but probably isn't enough
for vertical dropouts.
 

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