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    OK horizontal dropouts?

    I'm converting an old 650C bike w/ vertical dropouts to a polo/ramp/death bike. I want to swap the dropouts... can anyone recommend something decent? I've never bought dropouts before, and am not sure what's out there.

    (i'm having a friend do the fire work)
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    surly has their dropouts on their website
    also some places to check here, mostly tubing http://www.phred.org/~josh/build/suppliers.html

    http://www.bikelugs.com/p-dropouts.html

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    I recommend the framebuilding forum.
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    good call...
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
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    henry james conversion dropouts
    http://www.henryjames.com/productlug.html#laserdo

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    partly metal, partly real sp00ki's Avatar
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    thanks!

    ps, i mean rear facing/track dropouts, not horizontal.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    thanks!

    ps, i mean rear facing/track dropouts, not horizontal.
    wait what?!?!?!

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    QBP stocks a bunch of framebuilding parts, so your local shop should be able to hook you up once you decide what you need. United Bicycle does as well and most shops are set up with them.

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    Paragon machine works has some thats what I used on my bike when I swapped dropouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    thanks!

    ps, i mean rear facing/track ends, not horizontal.
    fixed. Horizontal dropouts are called dropouts because your wheel can drop out. Your wheel will have a hard time dropping out of track ends.
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    i hope that's not really the justification for the semantics cause that's the stupidest reason i've ever heard.

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    That is exactly the reason why track ends are not called dropouts.

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    it would be stupid if they were called drop outs, for it to make sense they'd either need to be mounted incorrectly or you'd have to hold the bike vertically

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    I am so pissed that I didn't get to correct sp00ki first. The irony would be great because I really know nothing about bikes.
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