Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
My new home-built bike.
Practising TIG-welding and fillet brazing just for the fun of it.
Columbus 4130 CroMo
DIY sliding dropouts, swappable for 120mm hubs + 135mm hubs with IS2000 disc-mount
74° seattube and headtube-angle
Avid BB7 Disc front
How is your rear wheel attached?
I made dropouts similar to the Rohloff dropouts or the ones from paragon machineworks:
Those are the thick aluminium slider to reduce the space for the120mm hub. The sliders for 135mm hubs are from steel (thinner) and got a IS2000 disc-mount. Don´t have a picture, but they look similar to these: http://www.clockworkbikes.com/images/options/dropouts-sliding.jpg
I've been curious about sliding dropouts. If I understand you correctly, you can use both 120mm and 135mm just by switching the sliders? If so, that weighs in heavily on my decision come time to do a build.
Also, what's your max tire clearance in the back?
Combination of choice: Smash + Bang
Red bikes are the future (very nice)!
If I understand you correctly, you can use both 120mm and 135mm just by switching the sliders? Also, what's your max tire clearance in the back?
Yes, just switching dropouts for different hubs.
Tireclearance is about 26x2.0 (but I usually use 26x1.5)
I made the chainstay-yoke the way I did on my first polobike. This helps a lot for clearance.
(ignore the bad welding, this picture is from my first try, I don´t have a picture from the new one)
Jono: I admired your Oak since I saw it for the first time. Such a beautiful bike. It was the inspiration to try a red bike.
MinneaPOLOgasm ----------- ((((O