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    machining dropouts

    Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but...

    I'm in the process of having a path racer frame powder coated and would like to know if it is possible to get the rear track ends and rear adjustable brake mount machined. Especially the ends. I don't want to chew up the paint when adjusting the chain tension or the brake height. Is this possible?

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    Post machining a frame is a pain. If the area around the slot where the wheel bolts in to is raised and the dropouts are stainless steel, you can mask that area and leave it natural so adjusting the wheel won't tear up your paint.

    Otherwise, you need that surface coating to prevent rust.

    BTW, what the heck is a 'path racer frame'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    BTW, what the heck is a 'path racer frame'?
    Sorta' like a track frame. Ususally english or austrailian. The geometry is somewhere between road and track. Not too relaxed, not too tight. They were multipurpose bikes made up until around the late 50s, early 60's. The idea behind them was that you could ride them to the track, strip them down (brakes, fenders, etc), race them, put the stuff back on, and ride them home. Sort of multipurpose.

    They have track ends, but are drilled for F&R brakes and have fender eyelets. The hubs (at least ones from the 50's and 60's) were usually flip flop.

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