Re: [CR]Fw: Horizontal vs Vertical Dropouts

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea)

From: <RaleighPro531@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Fw: Horizontal vs Vertical Dropouts
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 09:47:33 EDT

In a message dated 9/20/2002 9:38:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, LouDeeter@aol.com writes:


> In addition to quicker wheel changes (questionable in my mind if the changer
> is practiced), vertical dropouts eliminate the uncertainty of left/right
> dropout adjustment screws and they eliminate pulling the wheel out of the
> dropouts during hard pedaling efforts. Other than that, I can think of no
> other advantages.

Allows a shorter chainstay. Also, I think it was an effort to control wheel placement so that derailleur to cog relationship was controlled as indexing became the norm.

Pete Geurds
Douglassville, PA