Re: [CR]Porta Catena anyone?

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Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 12:45:46 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Porta Catena anyone?

Dale wrote:
> << Speaking of holy dropouts my Mercian has one, and is in need of a porta
> catena to fill it. Does anybody have an extra they would like to sell? >>
> I don't have an extra to send you but I want to remind you that there is
> more involved than just bolting on the parts.... You need a longer rear
> axle and redishing of the wheel (& possible spoke length inadequacies?) to
> allow the extra room needed for the chain shelf to fit in there between the
> smallest FW cog and the frame........

Dale, I was wondering about the clearance (or lack thereof) for a portacatena on my ride. Curious still; does the longer axle mean increasing OLN distance, and spreading the rear traingle a bit? I am curious to hearing from anyone stories on the trials and tribulations they had trying to fit one on. Thanks!

Tony "learn something new daily" Zanussi KCMO