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    Alternator dropouts--what material

    Can anyone tell me what material the alternator dropouts are made from? Assuming aluminum but seem to remember early versions might have been steel. I have a Selma ti and curious...

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    Steel, I think. Since they have bolts threaded through them, I hope they are steel.
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    From the Salsa site (http://salsacycles.com/bikes/el_mariachi_2_frame/):

    "Investment-Cast Alternator Dropouts
    Custom-designed, investment-cast frame plates paired with forged aluminum swing plates for Geared, Singlespeed, Rohloff, or Thru-Axle use. Proven in the NUE Series and in the Tour Divide."

    So the bits welded to the frame are the same material as the frame, but the swappable bits where the wheel slots in are alu. They ought to be a fair bit less delicate than the typical removable hanger, since there's more material plus (hopefully) better grain structure - if they're cold-forged.
    Last edited by satanas; 08-06-2013 at 06:43 AM.

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    Huh, learned something new.
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