Inspired by the Paragon Machineworks aluminum slider dropouts on my Ti Single Speed, Nelson decided to build a 29er Deluxe for himself with a unique twist.  Ordering the dropouts with a derailleur hanger, he had me build two sets of wheels.  One has a Chris King ISO traditional rear hub while the other has a Chris King Single Speed ISO rear hub.  By switching wheels, cutting a few zip ties, unbolting the shifters, derailleurs and shortening the chain you have a lean and very clean single speed.  The Slider dropouts allow a huge amount of adjustment for chain tension and allows you to make a cog swap of up to three teeth without having to shorten or lengthen chains.  Truly two bikes in one!

Tom Stokes

Sweet Panel

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Paragon Machineworks Slider Dropouts