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.
1st build: Dahon Jetstream folding bike
. Quick, reliable, capable of 30mph. Light enough to lift, folds for easy transport by car/bus/train.2nd build: RC powered 2009 Norco A-Line
. Top speed 31mph. Built like a tank, it's resistant to Boston potholes, can stop on a dime, easily goes up/down curbs when necessary.3rd build (just started): Scratch build
ultimate utility bike.