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i want track drop outs...

bowerysbreakbowerysbreak Posts: 9
edited February 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
brazons etc... can i cut the drop outs from a frame and weld track drop outs on... if so how do i go about it and where do i get me some...


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    basically you can not.

    what is your frame and what is it made from?
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,920
    If you have a suitable frame, ie steel, the cost of the job will be very close to that of a new frame. I was looking at butchering the back end of my Kona then realised that I'd need a repsray as well as the brazing and parts. Just looking at Argos Cycles webby you'll need to find £110 for the respray and £105 for the dropouts or you can buy an On-One slot dropout Inbred for £175 + carriage, though I paid £165 with carriage. The choice is yours.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    And if it's aluminium or titanium you can forget it completely.
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  • wow brant richards must be killing it in the dropout market 175 for a peice of laster cut 5mm plate steel, censored i tell ya what ill do it to you for half the price! alternativly im sure youd find an on-one inbred down your local rubbish tip, just take a hacksaw to the dropout and you dont have to give that censored brant any money! quids in!
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    The onone is 175 for the whole frame lol.
  • pah id still rather ride something thats been found at the tip and welded together rather than give that egotistical censored a penny
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Not a fan than?!

    lol, he has left now anyway, works for CRC.
  • oh god im gonna have to boycott crc now.
    at least he aint on the same island as me anymore. a fan? yeah please a really big, sharp, fast spinning fan in his face would be nice
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