dnmun wrote:way cool, instead of going back to steel, why not use steel shims inside the current milled opening.
in fact since the rig could be fastened to the frame first, you could force the shims into the opening on each flat after the dropouts were bolted on and that would allow you to insert different shims on either side to totally eliminate any slop, and have a steel wear face against the aluminum. easy to check if it is wearing down, and add more shim to get it tight again.
but you guys will have a better idea.
Andje wrote:Magudaman! Have ye abandoned yon E-Liners to their bolt on fate? Have ye left us, tired and parched, in the valley of desire. Money in hand, we prostrate ourselves before you, Please! we say... Drop-outs! My children, they need drop-outs!
MattyCiii wrote:I keep thinking about the modular Sliding Dropout concept. It promotes versatility. Look at this one for example:
A custom A-Line dropout along the same line could be a big win. Maybe make the custom piece that interfaces with the bike mate with the dropout/brake attachment pieces that can be bought off the shelf - there already appears to be a standard. Each customer (there are like 5-6 of us interested in A-Line drop replacements, right?) can use the slider to dial in custom extension...
Or, maybe make both pieces - so the mating surface where the parts slide can be beefed up. This second approach is great if one wants to tap into a market beyond the A-Line... There might be enough of a demand here for a simple weld-on dropout system (top piece of each half) that accommodates different, or even further customized dropout pieces (the bottom piece of each half).
willo wrote:Nice. I was wondering if anyone had done aluminum drop outs. Thanks for the inspiration! I can certainly mill 7x aluminum on my mini mill.
magudaman wrote: figuring out exactly what needed reduced is tough without actually seeing the fit on the frame. It seems I'll have to dump another one out of aluminum then try to find a frame to test it out one to really dial in the fit. But again that takes a lot time and then material costs too.
etard wrote:Man, those dropouts make me want to go buy an A-line.
gensem wrote:Bump again... that means no more replacement dropouts magudaman?
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