Well consider this a newbie post, I'm normally on a road bike.
Picked up a free project frame but confused about something. It is an older steel diamondback 26" frame. It had (what appears to be) a stock triple crank, and a cable stop on the rear chain stay, but the dropout is not threaded for a rd. ?? I'm content to make this into a ss tourer (much less expensive) but why the trappings of an rd without a threaded dropout? Further confusing me is that the dropouts are reverse horizontal. All the makings for a geared bike but apparently it isn't?
Thanks for the replies.