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Old 08-17-14, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post
That bike has it attached to the frame(?), so if it gets hit and damaged the frame itself is damaged. Not a great idea.
This. Plus,getting a derailleur wheel off with the dropout facing back is a PITA. I've had to do it to a pair of Surlys at my clinic;it's not super hard,but def trickier than regular verticals. Also note,if you're running fenders,you may need to pop the struts to pull the wheel.

If I ran the zoo,I'd use sliding dropouts. Track ends are for track bikes.

Originally Posted by jur View Post
But that frame is steel, or not? Steel won't mind if you bend it back.
Depends on how well that small loop is welded to the frame. Not the same as a tube.

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