No More Magic

13 Oct

The magic ratio worked well for 3 races.  Even starting with new hardware, by race #4 the chain started falling off .  The magic ratio is supposed to let you run a single speed on a bike with vertical dropouts and no tensioning device.  It works. Briefly.  Here’s my temporary solution for last weekends race:

While it worked OK, it’s ugly, really ugly.  I don’t do ugly, it must go.

New solution:

Zero magic and 100% purty!

7 Responses to “No More Magic”

  1. jmcgrew October 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Ohhh. very nice!

  2. killerhiller October 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Very nice solution. Been eyeing the Nature Boy for a while, let me know how you like it!

    • brkeyes7 October 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

      I’ll let you know how it does after this weekends double cross.

  3. mark October 14, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Let’s see some pics of the rest of the bike. Looks like you’ve got some new wheels as well.

    • brkeyes7 October 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

      Mark, just a frameset, everything else out of the magic parts bin on the back porch, pics forthcoming.

  4. Jeff H October 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    That’s What I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis!

  5. Evan Plews November 16, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    the only thing magical is IF your chain actually stays on for a race!

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