Can anyone tell me why TT bikes have track ends instead of vertical drop outs?
I've always wondered about this.
Thanks in advance.
You mean horizontal dropouts, no track dropouts.
Horizontal dropouts look like this:
track dropouts look like this:
the major advantage of horizontal dropouts vs the more common these days vertical dropouts (pictured below) is that one can adjust the chain tension by moving the wheel slightly forward or backward if necessary. You cannot do that with the vertical dropouts
still stuck in the '80s; '70s were good as well, but i severely dislike tubulars.
The main reason they started putting in track style dropouts is because of the seattube cutaway. If they did not switch to track style, there would be no way to get the wheel in or out.
Really? you think they make bad drafting calls? I think their only problem is not making enough of them.
But yeah, dropouts are so that you can get the wheel in close to the cutout.
Its so you can turn your p3 into a fixie!!
Of course I'm jealous and hat'in, but those always look like a lil boy got a hold of daddy's credit card and went to town. At least HTFU and get a real crank size or a lower rear.