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    Flanged sliders and heels

    Doing some design work on a bike with a shortish rear end (420 all the way forward at the moment) and flanged sliding dropouts and it looks like it's creeping into heel territory. So while this still stays in bits and bytes, anybody build something like this and after smacking their heels wished they had thought about it before they started cutting metal? It's not radical or outside of anything similar like the 2Souls Quarterhorse, but I'd rather fix it now than later.

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    I am close on mine so when I run forward I need to replace the 4mm slider adjustment bolts with shorter ones. Plus you should use a "S" style chainstay bend to help with heel clearance.

    You may already be planning this but if not make sure to get or make some "S" stays. As you can see in this photo the bend gives me a little more room for my heels.



    I don't have any heel strikes provided the short bolts are in. If I did not have the "S" bend it would be a problem.
    Mark Farnsworth, Raleigh, NC
    http://farnsworthbikes.com

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