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    Cru Jones Dropouts

    Check this sh!t out.
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    Looks nice, but won't that be weaker than a regular dropout?
    Love the weldage btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raghavan
    Looks nice, but won't that be weaker than a regular dropout?
    Love the weldage btw.
    How do you mean '' weaker '' ?, because it look's longer than conventional dropouts ? The dropout, so to speak is'nt.
    It's all an angle / metal thickness equation, shear and tensile.
    It's like going from a 1/4'' bolt to a 3/8'' bolt, the values increase more than 2 to 1, even though it's not size x 2 x 1. The plate piece is one piece, not a gusset added between the c/s - s/s.
    Think outside the '' box ''
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    Let's Walk this sucker
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthewelder
    How do you mean '' weaker '' ?, because it look's longer than conventional dropouts ? The dropout, so to speak is'nt.
    It's all an angle / metal thickness equation, shear and tensile.
    It's like going from a 1/4'' bolt to a 3/8'' bolt, the values increase more than 2 to 1, even though it's not size x 2 x 1. The plate piece is one piece, not a gusset added between the c/s - s/s.
    Think outside the '' box ''
    RTW.
    I was thinking that it'd be weaker because the bracket connecting the chain and seat stays together looks pretty long, and that the bracket will take most of the force from the rear wheel.
    Of course, you know much more than me, so i'll take your word for it.

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    HAHA!!

    Rick, man, you got skills... that sh!t looks smooth!!! Is the seat stay at an angle that you can keep going all the way to the head tube? If so, that's the Radness I'm looking for!!
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    Cool!
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    mmmm lookin good
    woooooooooo

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    Nice. Simply put, nice.

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    Would you mount disks and if so how?

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    From the looks of it, I don't think you'd have any issues with strength.

    Rick, don't forget that you'll probably want to build in a mount for hydros, too. It looks like that would be on the other side. Or, do I have it backwards? The slotted side is the outside, right? Rock on!!

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    Here's my 416's dropout. I think the idea just might work if norco gave it a try.
    Last edited by snaky69; 01-07-2007 at 07:54 AM.

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    those cru jones are sick looking!

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    major props rick that look super slick

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    mmmm, tasty!

    might end up (only in profile) looking a bit like the 24bicycles LeToy drops, since they extend quite a bit past the ss/cs junction as well. But, when slammed, I always thought those bikes were carrying a bunch of pointless weight when the rider only uses the shortest setting.
    Schralp it Heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Here's my 416's dropout. I think the idea just might work if norco gave it a try.

    Nothing personal, and don't you dare take it that way, but those welds look like '' pigeon sh!t ".
    Now that is out of the way, I'll program the disc mount into the left side.
    RTW.

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    Ditto Rick , they must have thought that more weld mean more stregnth, or the the variablilty of the weld pattern would impart more stregth to the weld.

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    Meh, I don't know anything about welding, all I know is that it hold whatever need to be held in place. I'm not rough enough(I think) to break that frame in any case.

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