Re: [CR]Re: Vertical dropouts


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 22:06:25 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Vertical dropouts
References: <b8.463634d6.2c6ef5ad@aol.com>


Stevan Thomas wrote:
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> You're right about the practical advantages of horizontal drops. If you
> break a spoke with verticals, you can just about forget riding home.

Yeah, that's why I started bringing a spoke wrench with me on rides about 30 years ago... you wouldn't believe how handy that little chingadera can be ;)

The reality is that a broken spoke is no different with horizontal or vertical dropouts; either way the spokes need to be adjusted to compensate for a broken spoke.

Chuck "I'd rather ride home than walk" Schmidt South Pasadena, CA

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