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  1. #1
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    Nov 2011

    Diagram on axles moving in drop out under braking

    Was surfing around and found this, thought it was interesting. Wondered why my Inbred has the brake mounts located there - makes fitting BB7's difficult.

    A diagram about why some wheels move in dropouts under braking Shed Fire : Designing for On-One, Titus and Planet X from Calderdale.

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    Apr 2008
    Yep. I suffered for a month on my axle moving in my initial set up of my single speed. This was painfully awful. I have a Vassago Jabberwocky with track horizontal drop outs brake mounted in rear just like diagram 1. I came really close to getting rid of the frame. All my other single speeds I have owned had different dropout set ups. I will never buy a frame with horizontal drop outs again!

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