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Dropouts

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I design dropouts. Here’s a couple examples… This first set went on my personal track bike.

Frame 3 Dropout

I build my bikes exclusively welding… no brazing skillz here so I like hoods!

Photo Oct 19, 1 32 09 PM

These cross/road dropouts have a polished stainless cover too.

Photo Oct 25, 4 30 32 PM

Here’s a set that I reverse engineered. A very common dropout supplier was on back order. I re-designed, mocked up with the 3D printer, then had 20 sets CNC’ed.

Drive Side 5

Here’s what the cross/road dropouts looked like part way through the process…

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Do you want your own custom set? Email me and let me know! christopherswaim@gmail.com

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Author: christopherswaim

Habitual learner, tinkerer, welder, maker, doer, and an amateur machinist. Unnatural interest in statistics, mechanisms, bicycles, and Jeeps.

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