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.
dbakers cromo aline
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.
deepfraught wrote:Just checking what people are doing for stock or aftermarket these days.
I'm looking at buying stock replacements for $70 pair in Aus, but considering a second set at the same time.
John in CR wrote:I heard some mention other bikes with removable rear dropouts, but I can't seem to find any. The used prices seem to be holding too high for my taste and that '09 Aline seems to be a bit of a piggy weight-wise to start. What other bikes can we do this dropout thing on?
MattyCiii wrote:I have a pair of stock dropouts I'll never use, they're yours for nothing more than the price to ship (from USA though, so I don't know if the cost of shipping will make "free" too expensive)
I also have two extra pair of my custom dropouts. Lots of pix of the dropouts here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=37207&start=25#p567249
deepfraught wrote:If any of your "pretty paper weight" spares are for sale, the freebie stock set together with paying for your CNC'd beauties could be worth shipping.