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Old 10-04-12, 08:35 AM   #1
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Hey All you FIXIE/ SS Builders I need Your Help

Hello Everybody. I usually hang out in the C&V threads but I am looking for an odd old part and I am hoping you can help me. First I don't see a "Trade" thread sticky do you have one here?

I am looking for some dropout spacers that came on lower level "10 Speeds" back in the late '70 through the late '80s. There was usually one on the nondrive side of bikes with a "Claw" type derailleur, you know the kind that bolts in the slot where the wheels goes. Does anyone have a small stash of these things?



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Old 10-04-12, 08:39 AM   #3
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First I don't see a "Trade" thread sticky do you have one here?
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-For-Sale-quot
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The word "fixie" makes my teeth itch. Also, dropout spacers are still available new, if you don't have any luck in trades.
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I still have the snap-in plastic ones from my Bianchi Premio. Want them, BG?
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I am looking for some dropout spacers
why?
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If you use those on a fixed gear build, your chain is eventually going to stretch and you're not going to want them there anymore

...or if you plan to play with gear ratios, same thing, they will get in the way of getting proper chain tension.

If you're just trying to score stuff that normally gets tossed in the conversion of old bikes, carry on
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I have a feeling Bianchigirll is just looking for some to put on her vintage Bianchis and nothing more.
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Those are too cheap looking for $25


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I still have the snap-in plastic ones from my Bianchi Premio. Want them, BG?

Sure, if you don't need them I'll PM you shortly.


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For sa project in the stand

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If you use those on a fixed gear build, your chain is eventually going to stretch and you're not going to want them there anymore

...or if you plan to play with gear ratios, same thing, they will get in the way of getting proper chain tension.

If you're just trying to score stuff that normally gets tossed in the conversion of old bikes, carry on
I am well aware that you can't use these on a bike converted to a fixie. It is too bad you guys toss them, we occasionally have people looking for them on the C&V threads.
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I have a feeling Bianchigirll is just looking for some to put on her vintage Bianchis and nothing more.

Actually They are going on a Univega errand/grocery bike I am building. My Bianchis have actual adjuster screws on them, well the ones that don't have vertical drops.
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I don't "toss" anything. If I can't use it, it goes to someone who does...or the local co-op
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Except...salad.

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