dbaker wrote:Did the removable dropouts start with the 2009 models?
whereswally606 wrote:I dont have an aline but i do own a norco team race DH, it doesnt have removable dropouts but instead i opted for some dr Bass torque plates, and what mine does have is a straight tube on the lower of the triangle which is gonna be perfect for sticking a battery rack to with some exhaust pipe style hanger clips. I got some aluminium from the next door house renovation for free, previously my norco's battery box was a u-pvc door frame pillar insert, great scavenge and repurpoise i thought.
PS snowChyld I have a similar pic to your avatar of me boarding off glaramara 4 in England. PITA hike up and a rocky route down, was my old burton code 157 (read: old and battered).
MattyCiii wrote:Well I must have been bitten hard by the e-bike bug, because I went ahead and bought both. First, a Rockshox domain RC dual crown fork from ES member Beavinator,
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=36429&p=527642&hilit=Never+used+Rockshox+dual+crown+forks#p527642 and concurrently a Lefty from Project321 inc. Shizzle I hope one stands out over the other because I only have one rime to lace and one tire to mount.
I guess when the rest of the parts come in (the lefty & spokes), some drive components, etc) it will be time to start my own A-Line build thread. For now I just drool over that sweet frame sitting there, a skeleton of its future self...
fractal wrote:any news from magudaman with those dropout mods? he has not posted about it on his thread in a while? he must be pretty busy?
MattyCiii wrote:fractal wrote:any news from magudaman with those dropout mods? he has not posted about it on his thread in a while? he must be pretty busy?
No word, I'm sure he's busy. I have not sent "any update" PMs and tried not to bump the main replacement dropout thread (http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35654) as I'd hate to be a pain in the arse. I have a lot of other parts for that bike in flight to track already, so there's some cause for me to take the dropouts upgrade on a slow track. That said, if they were ready/available today, I'd buy without delay.
As a pretty risk adverse guy, I'd prefer to spend the dollars and have the dropouts sooner rather than later just to have them in hand; I'd hate to build a whole bike only to be stuck with the original downhill style dropouts (hard to use with a NuVinci). On the other hand, I do have a "Plan B", which involves some plate steel and a scrool saw.
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dbaker wrote:Cutting the aluminum bar stock was easy. I used a drill press to get holes correct and a carbide router bit in a hand held wood router to make the multi level curved cuts for the swing arm connections and the drop out and brake caliper reliefs. Just need confidence and a very firm grip and take it slow so the router does not walk away.
Drop outs are loooong because it is easier to cut them shorter than to lengthen ones that are too short.
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