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Miggity Mac Daddy
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I think I read this on sheldon brown once, but somewhere he suggested that its possible with any standard quick release axle to cut off both ends of the axle so that they are flush with the lock washer (essentially removing the part of the axle that normally sits in the dropouts) and you should have enough amount of play to tension a chain in a vert. dropout frame.

Assuming your QR skewer is strong enough (i'd get the through-axle bolt-on things) it sounds like it would work. Any thoughts, anyone ever try this?
 

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Miggity Mac Daddy
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Just to clarify, this is all theory, I haven't done any of this, nor would I so I wouldn't need a half link. I was curious if anyone out there had any experience with it.

I currently have a fixie that i use a QR lever and nothing has happened so far (knock on wood). No slippage, nothing.

Biknben - the way it would (theoretically) be done is saw off the axle right in front of the lock washer, flush with it, so that the lock washer is still on the axle, but there is nothing beyond that.

I desperately want the ENO hub as I have an old frame that would make a KILLER singlespeed, it would fit just right too. Anyway, thanks for the comments!!
 
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