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    Custom SS dropouts done!

    Landshark with self-designed dropouts is finished!
    I designed these with a primitive CAD program and had a local machine shop cut them out of stainless steel. What I found in designing these is that slotted brake tabs are not necessary. With precise positioning of the caliper relative to the axle slot, the pads are always fully contacting the rotor.
    As usual, John Slawta's fillet work is flawless, as is his paint.
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    I have always thought that would work

    very nice and clean looking.
    How about some shots of the rest of the bike?looks pretty awesome from what I see.
    I've been inside too long.

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    more

    more bike pics!

    I'm a big fan of John's work. He painted a couple of frames for me back in the SoCal day.

    check out the B&W track bike
    http://www.landsharkbicycles.com/Gallery/Metzler.html


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    As usual, John Slawta's fillet work is flawless, as is his paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Letsinger
    Landshark with self-designed dropouts is finished!
    I designed these with a primitive CAD program and had a local machine shop cut them out of stainless steel. What I found in designing these is that slotted brake tabs are not necessary. With precise positioning of the caliper relative to the axle slot, the pads are always fully contacting the rotor.
    As usual, John Slawta's fillet work is flawless, as is his paint.
    Looks lovely.

    However, with the brake in that position, I'd expect you to get problems with the rear wheel moving backwards (on the disc side) under sharp braking.

    Any problems?

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    a beaut!

    another vote for more pics!

    is Brant correct about movement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearGuy
    is Brant correct about movement?
    I hope not, cos it's so lovely.

    I'm sure the big bolts hold things in place well. A qr would struggle - but there's no qr there :-)

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    WOW. Tom, those are nothing short of stunning. I can hardly wait to see your bike out on the trail. Way to freakin' GO, man!

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    More pics

    Ok, here's the rest of the bike.
    The fork is an 03 SID, but I dremeled the brake posts off.

    Hollywood -
    That track bike is a beauty, at first I couldn't figure out how you made a negative of the bike without changing the background!

    Brant -
    With the big King bolts, there has been no movement. That might be a problem with a QR, but the bolts are solid. Forward movement is, of course, stopped by the adjuster screws.

    Sparty -
    How's bout this weekend? You going out?
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    pedals

    avert thine eyes shoudst thou look upon unholy pedals.

    I didn't have my candy's when I built it up and had to ride it.
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    Good God! That is the sweetest bike I've seen in some time! Love the dropouts. Very trick. S

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    Cool bike. Like the dropouts, paint and and the effort to put together this ride. You did really clean dremel work for the fork brake bosses.

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    that looks great man.... got to dig up my dremel and massage my sid as well... looks wicked that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearGuy
    another vote for more pics!

    is Brant correct about movement?
    Potentially yes. The force is exactly opposite that of a chain on the drive side, so every (disc+slider) bike could need a tugnut and a PUSHnut, never two tugnuts.

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    my eyes

    wow is all I got to say
    I've been inside too long.

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