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    Aventon Mataro Mod Questions

    So I'm going to be doing my first expensive bike build later next year, just picking parts and getting everything together. I had some questions. First off, I want to do a belt drive. The Mataro doesn't have the cut for it on the right dropout. I contacted a waterjet service and I'd bring the bike frame when I get it but would I be able to cut the frame in the same fashion on the right dropout after removing the steel reinforcement? The reinforcement would be the think keeping everything together after the cut. After seeing the photo's I hope you understand what I'm asking. I'll check back in a little bit to answer any questions.
    belt-drive-close-up.jpgSDB-dropout-promo-pix-008.jpg

    Second I need to know if there's a way to easily copy the bikes logo decals to cut a reflective sticker and put it in it's place. I want to take the lettering off, trace it on some FIKS reflective tape (for bicycles), put the tape on where the original lettering was, and then put on something to protect it like you see with regular decals. It has a see through film that goes over everything. Is there a easy way of doing all that?

    The frame I'll be using is the Aventon Mataro w/ Carbon Fiber Fork. Hope I worded everything OK, I'll be back to answer questions later.
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    It's already hydroformed so using more hydro should be no problem

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    No. The dropout inserts are there to prevent wear of the aluminum when the hub axle nuts are tightened. They are definitely not a structural part of the dropout. You are really asking for trouble if you mess with an aluminum frame this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    No. The dropout inserts are there to prevent wear of the aluminum when the hub axle nuts are tightened. They are definitely not a structural part of the dropout. You are really asking for trouble if you mess with an aluminum frame this way.
    +1. Don't do it. If you want belt drive, get a frame designed for it.
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    I think it would be just fine, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T13 View Post
    I think it would be just fine, personally.
    That is because you have it out for aerotube frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    That is because you have it out for aerotube frames.
    Haha awww come onnnnn... I honestly don't think it would be a problem, if someone knows what they are doing. I mean, personally, I'd just get a frame that is made for belt drive.

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    Any track frame fixed gears made for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsenul View Post
    Any track frame fixed gears made for that?
    SS bikes, yes. Track frames, no. Not unless you go custom. It's all chains on the track.
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