Originally Posted by unterhausen
I have put dropouts in the lathe to cut them down when I couldn't trim the taper the way I wanted. Usually you can trim the taper though
Just took the metal lathe class, really looking forward to any excuse to play with it!
One remaining question: I just did a pair of these
and found that the inside of the plugs for both chain and seat stays had some curves. I had to do some mitering
to get the tube all of the way in. I've seen some references to just cutting the tube even and putting it in as far as it will go. Am I using a different dropout, are they wrong, or is it unnecessary to have the stay go 100% of the way in?