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    Disc and H. dropouts?

    Can someone confirm for me that the use of a larger dia. rotor will eliminate the necessity to take the Caliper off to remove the rear wheel on bikes with horizontal dropouts?
    And if so what size is needed?

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    What frame are we taking about, I don't think this is a widespread problem...
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    That doesn't answer my question. What frame is it?

    Usually, brakes mounts are "slotted" on frames with horizontal dropouts such that you can optimize the caliper position to the position of the wheel.

    I better understand your problem but can't see how much "overlap" there is between caliper and rotor when removing the wheel...
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    not on my On-One Pompetamine.

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    Azonic DS-1 I tried to take the wheel off and it does make contact with the top of the caliper.
    I read somewhere that using a large rotor allowed the removal of the rear wheel without taking the caliper off but can`t remember where?
    Well I don`t see how that would change anything? It`s two bolts to take off not that big of a deal.
    Last edited by roblee; 01-02-2012 at 12:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    not on my On-One Pompetamine.

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    This is popular as well

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    PissedOffCil, that one solves two problems.

    If I make an adapter that is slotted on the bottom bolt, I could loosen that bolt and pivot the caliper upwards and take the wheel out.Might be a fun project.
    Last edited by roblee; 01-02-2012 at 01:31 PM. Reason: sp

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    we got astray a bit and didn't answer your OP however...
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    I found that a 180 was enough on my Karate Monkey with a 185 adapter but it has slotted tabs that swing the caliber, not just slide it. You might have to go as high as 203. I basically think you might be screwed since you can't adjust your caliper position.

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