[CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 7, Issue 46

(Example: Framebuilding)

From: <Sxbike@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 10:56:56 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 7, Issue 46

I
> have laid a straight-edge along the stays and they do not seem bent. I
> have reviewed the archives for "bent dropout" and "dropout repair" but to
> little
> encouragement. Is the dropout beyond redemption? If the dropout must be
> replaced, should both dropouts be replaced? Is this an easily accomplished
> task
> locally?
> Most of the time this is not a death sentence for the dropout. I have done this repair many dozens of times and have very rarely had one break. The channel lock method works well. You can also use a large vice grip amd CAREFULLY squeeze it. Another method I have found effective, and has less chance of paint damage, is to put an old deraileur hanger bolt in the dropout. Then CAREFULLY, SLOWLY tap on the hanger (padded with a piece of wood) to close up the slot.The dropouts then nedd to be checked for parallelism and hanger alignment. If it cracks ,it's best send it to Richard for replacement.
                                                Clarke White
                                                   Essex, Ct
                                             <A HREF="www.clarkecycles.com">www.clarkecycles.com</A>