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Old 11-20-07, 11:08 PM   #1
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Drop out replacement+new to forum

I'm new to the forum but was looking for information on replacing some dropouts with trackends on my fixedgear. I was wondering if anyone has done this before. I already have my trackends and I've fabricated a dummy axle at the exact same 120 spacing as the frame. I'm planning on clamping the seat & chain stays with pieces of angle iron and C-clamps. I will then debraze the original dropouts and replace them with the ones I ordered. I don't know how to braze but am very competent at welding, so I was planning on welding the new steel track ends in place. Before I actually de-braze the original dropouts. I was hoping for some additional tips/advice/warnings what have you. Thanks.
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Old 11-21-07, 06:39 AM   #2
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Don't know if it will work because the seatstays are probably too far back for track drops. Usually, the seatstays on a track are in front of the axel and a regular frame, the stays are behind or on top of the lugs,but I could be wrong. Only built a couple track frames and they were built for veledrome riding, extra stiff.




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I'm new to the forum but was looking for information on replacing some dropouts with trackends on my fixedgear. I was wondering if anyone has done this before. I already have my trackends and I've fabricated a dummy axle at the exact same 120 spacing as the frame. I'm planning on clamping the seat & chain stays with pieces of angle iron and C-clamps. I will then debraze the original dropouts and replace them with the ones I ordered. I don't know how to braze but am very competent at welding, so I was planning on welding the new steel track ends in place. Before I actually de-braze the original dropouts. I was hoping for some additional tips/advice/warnings what have you. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-07, 05:52 PM   #3
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Check this link

Looks like what you are planning. Only it appears they did not get the track end slots parallel with each other. Otherwise looks like a good job.
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