axle adjusters for rear facing dropouts

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riding without them is a no from me, I kind of have a tendency to break cranksets though. the pisser is halfway through a ride when your tire starts rubbing on a chainstay. You really put a lot tension on the chain riding up hill and it pulls your hub out of square. i actually prefer the ones with wingnuts so I can cinch up chain stretch easily
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One thing that you are going to want to do first is straighten up those dropouts a bit. The slots for the axle should be parallel. Yours have been bent open like a Y on that right side dropout. You also want your dropouts to be flat and aligned parallel with the centerline of the frame (when you are looking down on them).
 
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One thing that you are going to want to do first is straighten up those dropouts a bit. The slots for the axle should be parallel. Yours have been bent open like a Y on that right side dropout. You also want your dropouts to be flat and aligned parallel with the centerline of the frame (when you are looking down on them).
That's another question on my mind. Thanks!
How would you go about it?
 

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That's another question on my mind. Thanks!
How would you go about it?

My method would probably involve a vise and hammer, but not going overboard with any pinching of hitting. Small adjustments until it looks right.
 
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This sale thread has good two good examples of those type of dropouts to go by

 
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Thanks all for the info.
I expect my drpouts may need a different style than those from the link.View attachment 139764
There are several sizes for this type of adjuster bolt that fits your picture, 1/4, number 12. The adjusters people have shown above will fit, you may have to do a little file fitting but they work. Here are the same dropouts you have with rear adjusters.
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riding without them is a no from me, I kind of have a tendency to break cranksets though. the pisser is halfway through a ride when your tire starts rubbing on a chainstay. You really put a lot tension on the chain riding up hill and it pulls your hub out of square. i actually prefer the ones with wingnuts so I can cinch up chain stretch easily
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Some of us seem to be hard on drive components! I have to run 3 piece bmx cranks and axle adjusters. I wear out chains stupid fast so I run KMC 410hd's.
My wife gets years out of chains....
 

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