Re: Vertical drop-outs pro-and-con, was Re: [CR]early campy horizontal dropout questions


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 18:41:38 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: "Harvey M Sachs" <sachshm@cox.net>
Subject: Re: Vertical drop-outs pro-and-con, was Re: [CR]early campy horizontal dropout questions
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I think part of the reason the brevet cylce tradition preferred verticals i s that it makes for better fitting and handling with fenders/mudguards. Clean fender line; wheel can drop straight out the bottom rather than leaving a gap in the forward fender to accommodate the wheel's forward movement in th e horiz dropout.

Mitch Harris
Little Rock Canyon, UT