changing drop outs, adding shifter bosses to SS frame, crazy!?
so im trying to put together a back up bike that i will use in crits that are known for wrecks and can take a crash/beating. Id like to build it around a steel frame with a carbon fork. I have a street style track frame that for me the geo is spot on and would ride great in tight racing condition. the only problem is that the rear dropouts are horizontal with no der hanger (obviously) and there are no shifter cable bosses on the down tube as well as on the drive side chain stay, there are brake bosses on the top tube for a rear brake cable. the frame is made of Reynolds 631 steel double butted. so how hard would it be for a frame builder to change the drop outs and add bosses to the frame. is this crazy, will the frame be weakened by the addition of bosses and change of drop outs? I dont know about steel frames so thats why i ask and i figure that since i have the frame and im not doing anything with it, it would be cost effective to do this IF it works out