Old 02-19-11, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Boreas has horizontal dropouts and I have never had the wheel slip. Aluminium frame and Ultegra QR's and I can't see how the wheel can move. I Never do the QR's up real tight either--just tight enough to keep the wheel in place. In other words--Never overtightened.

It may not be my favourite form of drop out but it works.

But as you can see- The wheel is set far forward in the dropouts so I can't see how it can move.

But as to the bike being Trustworthy- It has to be- otherwise the mechanic would get the sack.
My winter bike has forward facing horizontal dropouts. Most older bikes have this design. Your modern bike has track style dropouts.

Most modern multispeed bikes have vertical drop-outs. These will not slip either.

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