I design dropouts. Here’s a couple examples… This first set went on my personal track bike.
I build my bikes exclusively welding… no brazing skillz here so I like hoods!
These cross/road dropouts have a polished stainless cover too.
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.
Here’s what the cross/road dropouts looked like part way through the process…
Do you want your own custom set? Email me and let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org