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Rear-facing dropouts and trailer axle mount?

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Old 11-20-11, 02:59 PM
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Rear-facing dropouts and trailer axle mount?

Hi,

I am thinking of getting a frame with the rear load horizontal dropouts. I will need to attach kids trailer to the rear wheel axle and will use rear derailleur.

Shall I worry about the rear wheel sliding out of the dropouts? Can I use quick release? Will I need anything extra?

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Old 11-21-11, 08:59 AM
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most rear facing dropouts have a wrap-around reinforcement (I think the ogre does). On my pugsley, I managed to hook up a chariot by using a Surly tugnut to space out the dropout an extra couple of millimetres. I use a quick realease, but it would occasionally slip without the tugnuts.
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Thanks, coldbike. What do you mean by the wrap-around reinforcement? What is it good for? Could you briefly explain?
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Sorry to take so long to get back. The dropout is a c shape and fairly thin. In order to weld the chain stay to the dropout, there is a flat piece that wraps around the dropout. On trailers like the Chariot, the hitch plate does not clear the dropout. Washers, or as I prefer, Surly tugnuts push the hitch outward for full clearance.
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There are Trailer hitch mounts that go under the left rear axle end ,
whether a QR or a nutted axle type ,
I have both Burly and Carry-Freedom / Chariot hitches..

as part of the Design as executed by the contract manufacturers,
those cast steel dropouts are made thick enough
to not need 'reinforcement', suggesting an added piece
but design itself, accommodated the strength requirement
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I have no issues, I have used several different axle mounted hitches on bikes with track ends. I have never had issues, i used a chain tug to get the chain tension right, but that won't be an issue with your setup, it should be fine. I know many others who regularly do it too.
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