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Different size rear dropouts?

Old 08-01-10, 04:19 PM
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Different size rear dropouts?

I purchased a Colnago Technos frameset and whan I wen to fit my Campagnolo (1984) regord rear hub I got a suprise. The non-drive side dropout had the standard size slot but the drive-side dropout has a "skinny" slot that won't accept the axle. I've never seen this before, can anyone tell me what hind of hub this is for?
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I'm guessing it's bent
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
I'm guessing it's bent
I would agree. get out your calipers and see if the 'open' end is as wide as the 'closed' end. was the frame shipped to you? was there something in the dropouts? odds are it was bent closed in shipping.
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Bent is absolutely correct and an easy repair, if you are careful. Just spread the drop a wee bit until the axle fits. Also, since there has been some structural damage to the rear drop, you should take the time to String the Frame. This will help determine if there is any frame misalignment. If you want to completely check over your frame, you might want to visit this page of my website, MY "TEN SPEEDS".

Hope this is a help.l
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