It would probably be better to post this on Roadbikereview, but I've never posted over there.
I have a road bike with horizontal (forward facing, not track) dropouts. The frame is 16 years old and the pattern on the dropouts has worn smooth. Is there a good and safe way to add a pattern to the dropouts to give the QRs something to bite down on?
I switched back to old Shimano Ultegra QRs and those helped, but I can still kick the wheel sideways a little if I'm starting out in my 39 x 13 or so.
Not my bike, but basically my dropouts look like this without the paint:
When the bike was new there was a pattern and the QRs could bite into the metal. Now I really have to crank down on the QR to get the wheel to hold straight.
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