Thursday, August 05, 2010

i want that: track dropouts with RD hanger

Saw these on eBay today, now I want to build a CX bike-----could be geared or SS.



Tavis said... it would be a pain in the ass to change a tire if you were using gears, and a pain in the ass to re-adjust the brakes every time you change gearing running single speed. It's like the worst of both worlds.

Jeremy Burlingame said...

As far as geared, my Cervelo P3 is exactly like this and its no big deal:

As far as SS, I'm not certain I understand why you'd have to adjust the brakes every time. If there was a set screw tapped into the dropout, the axle would go as far as that every time.

Thanks for the comment!

Chris said...

@Jeremy, with a track end when the wheel moves back and forth the brake pads don't stay aligned. If you used a standard horiz dropout like the campy 1010, regardless of the wheel position in the dropout the brake stay aligned. All of this is only an issue with gearing changes.