Any of you know if Nagasawa sells his dropouts from his shop... (not on a bike)
I can't seem to find a website for his shop.
these are the ones i am looking for, double socketed.
There was a thread with some links about these ends on frameforum a couple months ago, but really, faux dropout slots are like clip-on ties, hubcap spinners, etc- you'd be happier if you had the real thing and you did them yourself!
What ends do you prefer? I really like the idea of making my own...
hahaha, spinners.. tell that to Nagasawa... i wanna be there when you do it though...haha
just kidding, for someone who is working on a small production scale, those drops make sense as a way to save time, but, we are talking about you building your own frame- it's not an excercise in efficiency, that's for sure!
make your own or you can get a pair of the Columbus drops from nova, they are designed to be shaped and have quite a bit of extra metal. For drops that are nice out of the box and would serve as a good base for making a real version of the nagasawa faux slots, go for the Paragons- they are the best!
I can't get the image to post here, but you can see the shaped columbus drops (the green fixed gear) as well a a couple of the paragons on my blog http://www.livewirebikes.blogspot.com
are you looking for track or singlespeed dropouts or will regular dropouts with sockets suffice
Nagasawa doesnt sell their stuff, but the Kalavinkas are very similar and they're available.