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Are reverse facing 'horizontal dropouts with screwed adjustment suitable for a Rohloff hub with skewers?

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Are reverse facing 'horizontal dropouts with screwed adjustment suitable for a Rohloff hub with skewers?

I have a Surly long haul trucker with a skewered rohloff hub. I want to eliminate the tensioner. (necessary because the rear dropouts are vertical). I have an option of an adjustable dropout that some say the adjustable dropout can slide!! / or a reverse horizontal dropout(fork end dropouts) with screwed bolt adjusters. The reverse dropouts appear less fussy, but will they work?
greg

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Drop outs

If you don't get answers on here pretty soon, post the question here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/10-Bicycle-Mechanics

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Rohloff

Hi,

I advise you to get the Surly Singleator tensioner, IMHO this is the better solution. You can use the thickest BMX-chains for minimal wear and the chain is out of the way and engaged in more teeth on the rear sprocket. This is how I did it:

http://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/978290

Surly also has very strong extra thick stainless chainwheels, I also got one:

http://fotos.mtb-news.de/p/978285

Happy trails, Jörg.

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Surly

Do you mean using another frame with track frame ends? If so you can use the rolhof on it, without an additional tensioner! Chain tension by sliding the wheel backwards to achieve chain tension! If you only have the one frame then a tensioner is going to be needed!

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Thanks for the feedback.

Thanks for the feedback. Mike, my concern is that I've read in another forum (with a photo to back it up) of the drive side of a 'fork end' bending from the torque & the wheel moving forward. Maybe the wheel wasn't tightened enough, or maybe fork ends aren't suitable for a rohloff with skewers. The bike I have has vertical dropouts & I want to eliminate the need for a tensioner by getting a bike mechanic fit 'the best option'.
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Rolhof

Hi ,
The track end fork is as strong if not stronger than a drop out, if you think of the torque placed onto one by a track cyclist! The torque you are likely to put into it with your gearing on a Rolhof is unlikely to cause any damage.
You can still use your skewered hub, for the same reasons, you are unlikely to put that much pressure onto it to move it .
If I remember correctly Thorn sed track ends n some of their earlier touring bikes, so if thought it okay!

MikeG

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Continuation

If someone has twisted a fork end I would think it more likely a material defect!