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Changing dropouts that have been cut?

Old 08-18-09, 09:05 AM
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Changing dropouts that have been cut?

Okay I have been asking around about a frame I have built up and been riding for some time now. The frame is said to be hand built but there is no decals left and no one is sure of which Edmonton builder might have done it. I'm still hunting but that is beside the point.

First all the braze-ons have been cut.... even the hanger. But I did find a frame that was crashed with the same hangers (campy 1010B) so I cut the chain stays and seat stays to grab the dropout fast. (This frame was already cut up).

So I have a new dropout with a hanger that need to be sweated out from the old stays....then mine has to be taken out... and the new one put in. Now I have done metal work before but nothing like this. My problem is that if I can't find a builder close to me I'm really going to want to do this myself so that I can get the bike working as best as it can. Should I even try to attempt this or wait till I find a builder?


I have a 105/600 mix on the frame with 9 speed but I have one of the hanger claws and it won't allow me to get in the big cog in the back because that derailleur sits to far out.
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It should be a pretty easy job, but if you just want the hanger why not cut that off the donor dropout and braze it onto the stump on the recipient dropout? Saves a lot of bother with the stays.
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So just cut the tab of the donor dropout and braze that to the cut one? What would be the best way to braze that on?
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Originally Posted by neil_@40 View Post
So just cut the tab of the donor dropout and braze that to the cut one? What would be the best way to braze that on?
Yup. You may have to pin it to prevent it from slipping while the flux melts. Either that or use e.g. a needle-nose vise-grip to hold it while you tack one end, then move to the other end.
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