Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Yokosuka, Japan
Bikes: 2006 Felt F75, mid-80s Schwinn Prelude, Trek 760 commuter, Kestrel Talon SL Tri; Kestrel TSR 1.0 road
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Dropout Adjuster use
Did a quick search, but didnt look like anyone had asked the question.
What are they there for? To help ensure good axle alignment within the dropouts?
Reason being -- I'm doing a restomod.....pics will be forthcoming....I just have to get a cassette, chain, and cables and I should be off and running.
Reason being, I'm obviously going to use a 130 rear in a 126 dropout. I did go to Sheldon Browns website; understood about spacing the frame, put a 2 x 4 on it, and didnt like the way it felt. I was putting some good weight on the lever, and only got the spacing to almost 127.5....so i am probably off a bit as far as how well centered.
Is that what I can use the dropout adjusters for? To counter this error? I can align the wheel fine in the dropout...(i.e. - there is plenty of room to get the wheel straight). Just making sure I'm not off base on what these things are for.
Pics to come once done, I promise....will show beginning garage sale find (that I rode for a summer), sanded frame, attempt to polish lugs, the paint job done on Christmas Day (while everyone was out of the paint shop), and the final assy.
All this just for a Schwinn Prelude -- but it rode soooooo great, I just wanted the same shifting / STIs as my much more expensive Felt. Almost wish I had found this bike first, might not have gotten the Felt.