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Rear facing drop out ?

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I am thinking of building up or purchasing a single speed cross bike for commuting and a second cross bike for racing. My main concern for commuting is wheel removal to fix a flat. Is there any way to use a quick release skewer with track dropouts? Or is there a better way to go about building up a single speed that can be raced and works for commuting. I have been looking at the Bianchi San Jose. It seems for the price that it is hard to beat.

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yes you can use a Q/R in track drops.

i personally like the idea of semi horizontal dropouts for freewheeled singlespeeds because you can have the wheel anywhere in the dropouts without affecting the position of the brake shoes. this is useful when changing gear ratios and particularly so if you have a flipflop hub.
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