Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Frame No. 2 - 11 - dropout replacement

was not happy with the way the rear triangle turned out, so i decided to cut out the drive side dropout, make a new one, and braze it into place.

started by drilling and tapping a piece of mild steel to receive a derailleur.

after some drilling, cutting, hacking, filing...

bye bye dropout

getting close, still need to shape the dropout some more, still pretty fugly at this point.
one thing i may have neglected is clearance for small cogs if i choose to run it geared...ill worry about that later though!

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