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    What is a Breezer Style Dropout?

    Could someone describe what a breezer style dropout is? I see the term from time to time and I can't figure out exactly what makes a dropout a breezer style dropout. Also, is it a good thing or bad?

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    My bike's better than me! neil0502's Avatar
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    You can see a picture of them here:

    http://www.gaerlan.com/bikeparts/fra...s/dropout.html

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    Now with racer-boy font! Moonshot's Avatar
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    I once owned a Joe Breeze Lightning Mtn Bike that had the Breezer rear dropouts and at the same time owned a Joe Breeze Storm Mtn Bike that had standard Ritchey dropouts. Otherwise, the bikes had the same frame tubing (Tange Prestige).

    I couldn't tell any difference in riding or handling. I think they are pretty to look at, but that's all the value there is to them.

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    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
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    The value is to the builder who's freed from having to roughly match their frame angles to the angles of the braze-in tab on a conventional dropout.

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