Re: [CR]Re: Vertical dropouts

Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 22:06:25 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Vertical dropouts
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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