Re: [Classicrendezvous] RSachs Masi Mania!

Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina

Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 16:47:37 EST
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] RSachs Masi Mania!

Beautiful! But I must offer one criticism (assembly related). In the complete bike picture, it appears the rear axle/skewer is right up or past the front tips of the drop. BAD IDEA. I've seen several rear dropout substantially damage by doing this (more dangerous with chromed drops) when the wheel pulls out. I suppose if you just loaf around the risk is small, but why chance it? Make sure the complete circumference of the skewer head is on metal, or even a few milimeters back. I've often wondered if having the axle towards the front (ie - no where near under the seatstay-end) was also harder on the drop/chainstay junction, but no hard evidence either way.

Jon Schaer