Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Katakura silk big problem
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05-15-10, 09:50 PM
I am new here but have frequently viewed all the great helpful hints. Well now I have my own problem and I hope someone has a fix for me. I have a Katakura silk frame the serial number is: KE06165. I don't know the frames vintage. I wanted to turn the bike into a fixie. But I have a problem with the rear dropout sizing. The wheels I bought are 9mm front axle and a 10mm rear axle Velocity deep v's. The rear dropout will not accept the 10mm rear axle. I just had the frame powder coated and really don't want to file the dropout. Does anyone know of a fixed or single speed hub that has a 9mm axle? Or any idea on how to convert a formula type hub to accept a 9mm axle? Also my dropout spacing is 126mm. I love the frame it is so light, and strong. Thanks in advance. Bob
05-15-10, 10:02 PM
1mm? I'd just file it.
05-15-10, 10:10 PM
Thanks, I was hoping not to have too do that. Can powder coating be reapplied to the area I file?
05-15-10, 10:14 PM
You are filing your dropouts, which is where your wheel axle is going be and it will be scratched a lot by the nuts. Why bother keeping them nice and clean?
05-15-10, 10:15 PM
no, the frame will be doomed for ever.
05-15-10, 10:19 PM
Okay I am being anal. It's new too me. Like a new born....lol. I am gonna file it tomorrow. Thanks all for your help.
05-15-10, 11:03 PM
Yeah, actually, I think it looks better to have a strip on the dropouts that isn't painted, this looks cleaner than the nuts inevitably scratching the paint all up.
05-15-10, 11:04 PM
This will be a pretty simple job, but be careful and don't get impatient... you can't put material back, and you will feel really stupid later if you **** something up. I would only file the bottom of each dropout, and maybe make or find a 10mm thick rectangular object that you can easily check your work with along the entire length of the dropout. Just putting in the wheel to check will be a pain in the ass compared to popping in something small, and you won't be able to easily check one dropout at a time.
05-16-10, 01:14 AM
Start slow. End slow.
Too ez to mess up
05-16-10, 09:21 PM
Damn, that is a nice frame, why not sell it so that someone can have a nice road bike and you can use the funds to buy a Kilo TT?
05-20-10, 09:42 PM
This is true but not many people in the Chicago area even know what a Katakura silk frame is or how special it is. Most people would just want to give me $100 at most.
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