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    New question here. Sliding drop-outs?

    I have a couple of questions regarding sliding dropouts like the ones found on this Kona.



    Does anyone have any experience with these good or bad? I want to have disc mounts put on my Spot and this seems like a more simple and elegant solution than going with an EBB. Does anyone know of any builders that will do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLBELLY
    FONT=Trebuchet MS]I have a couple of questions regarding sliding dropouts like the ones found on this Kona.[/FONT]

    Does anyone have any experience with these good or bad? I want to have disc mounts put on my Spot and this seems like a more simple and elegant solution than going with an EBB. Does anyone know of any builders that will do this?
    They work great on my Explosif, just good experiences so far I don't know about custom builders that do them, but I think they're normally referred to as Rohloff dropouts (to be used with the Rohloff Speedhub).

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    Poke around Rohloff's website. I found some specs there once for builders in pdf format. It was rather burried there and I am not sure where it was. You may be able to contact them and see if they sell the dropouts to builders
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    Ground Up

    Eric from Ground Up Designs in Colorado Springs has a similar design to the Kona's. I have one of the first three bikes with them. The drop outs are simple, easy to set up, and significantly lighter than the EBB. Eric is wonderful person to work with too.

    http://www.groundupdesigns.com/

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    Go to www.brodiebikes.com and check out their 1Ball, very similar to the Kona Unit.

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    Voodoo is also using sliding dropouts, slightly different from the Kona's. Don't know where they're coming from though.

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    I think we've met, right across from Greenbriar about two months ago... I have a baby-blue SC Chameleon/Red Z1 - your bikes (+ wife's) were just stolen. Right? Anywhoo, if I'm correct, how's the new ride(s) working out? I'd be interested to see them sometime, and to ride with you! Adios - Stefan
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    Good job! Sliding Drop-outs...? Van Dessel!

    YO!

    My new Van Dessel Buzz Bomb (Thanks to Applesseed), is "da-bomb".

    The sliding dropouts have been fine so far. No problems. I've got a torque wrench and make sure I torque to bolts properly to ensure that I don't over tighten.

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    unauthorized photo

    we see a lot of pretty cool bikes and or people in Fruita.
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    That is the Voodoo

    Quote Originally Posted by KgB
    we see a lot of pretty cool bikes and or people in Fruita.
    I like the fwd-facing set screw on Voodoo's sliding dropout.

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    voodoo is using?

    dont you mean voodoo was using those dropouts? Didnt they go under, or are they back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimp-daddy
    I've got a torque wrench and make sure I torque to bolts properly to ensure that I don't over tighten.
    Where'd you get the torque specs from? Neither Edwin @ VD nor Thomas @ Rohloff could give me torques. I figured on about 18 ft-lbs for the Buzz Bomb. What have you got?

    Hellboy, it's a good system but like EBBs they're not designed to be adjusted on a regular basis. I've had to lightly file risers off mine because tightening them down slightly deformed the "channels" that that slide around the bolts, making it difficult to adjust. But they're sturdy and stand up to a bunch of banging around.

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    The new Tinbred has them on. Nice. The steel one will soon follow.

    Ferrous will also be using them on new bikes if specified and I am concidering a retrofit.

    Rolloff ones have an elongated slot on the non-driveside to facilitate the key that prevents the key turning.

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