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    Swinger dropout options?

    Hi all,

    I'd hoped to use a set of Black Cat swinger dropouts on an upcoming build, but Todd is currently out of stock and unsure if he's going to continue offering them up for general sale. I'm wondering what other options are out there for a swinger-style dropout. I'm familiar with the paragon rockers and not interested in using those for a few reasons... is anyone else making something comparable?

    Alternately, if any of y'all are sitting on an extra set of black cats and would be willing to pass them along, I'd be really grateful.

    Thanks!

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    Hi, I'm planning to use the paragon rockers on my next (first) build. Can you give the reasons you don't care for them? Is one of them the lack of an adjustment screw? Thanks for the feedback.

    No, sorry, I don't know of any other aftermarket ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evrac View Post
    Hi, I'm planning to use the paragon rockers on my next (first) build. Can you give the reasons you don't care for them? Is one of them the lack of an adjustment screw? Thanks for the feedback.

    No, sorry, I don't know of any other aftermarket ones.
    Honestly, it's mostly just aesthetics. I've not used the paragons on a build, but I just think they're kind of ugly and I much prefer building with hooded dropouts.

    I may end up just DIYing a set and using the salsa alternator inserts.

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    Do you want them to have derailleur hangers? I make some, but currently only have them in a maxle version, and a standard 10mm version. I don't generally offer them for sale (as the steel receiver part is an absolute bear to machine), but I'd sell one pair if you were interested. Attached are photos.

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    Those are good lookin.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    BungedUP - those look great. I'll drop you a PM with my contact info and you can pass along the details.

    Thanks!
    Michael

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