vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

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vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby warthog1 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:34 pm

I have a steel frame sitting around doing nothing, it needs a weld repaired but other than that is good to go.
Is it possible/economical to have the rear drop outs replaced to allow a fixed gear conversion.
Would the frame need to be respaced from 130mm also?
It is a ribble 525 frame that was a warranty replacement and they didn't wan't it back. I'm wondering if I can put it to use as a fixie?
Would much prefer fixed than s/s which I know via google, is fairly easily done.

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Re: vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby HLC » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:47 pm

You wont know until you get a quote from a frame builder. It won't be overly expensive, but it would be cheaper to buy a new frame. (or a cell fixie)

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Re: vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby warthog1 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:59 pm

Thanks, I'm finding frame builders hard to get into contact with at the moment. I've left messages with a couple but it's only been a couple of days so far.

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Re: vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby dodgiebros » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:23 pm

Have you thought of running an eccentric hub or BB ? I ran a White Industries eccentric hub on a road frame for a few years before selling the bike.

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Re: vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby warthog1 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:23 pm

Thanks, dodgie :)
I started a thread in the shed, as it was a bit quiet here and that was the advice they came up with. Good, as the frame builders haven't got back to me.

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Re: vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby dodgiebros » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:55 pm

No worries [emoji106]. Sadly forums are dying and everything is done on Facebook and the like [emoji17]

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Re: vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby elfoam » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:25 pm

I'll just bump this for future reference incase someone is searching this up. I came across this on ebay a while ago and the more I think about it the more genius it is. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/272083773551 ... EBIDX%3AIT

It looks a bit silly but when you consider that it solves all the problems plus gives you more racey geometry all with a couple of bolts..

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Re: vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:19 am

Looks a bit dodgy to me.
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Re: vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:35 am

It's fully dodgy. It's been discussed somewhere on this forum before.

The big bolt(10mm?) that holds the plate to the dropout is fine. But to stop the plates from rotating, you need a second screw which goes through that smaller hole, and requires you to drill the frame too. The diameter of the smaller hole is pretty small, and I'm certain that the small screw will shear in no time. The other option is to use epoxy glue. Also dodgy. You can read the 3rd line from the bottom where it states these two options.

And for the price, I'd rather pay a little bit more and get the dropouts replaced(steel frame), or just find a specific track/SS frame.
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Re: vertical to horizontal dropout conversion

Postby Humphrey » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:08 am

dodgiebros wrote:No worries [emoji106]. Sadly forums are dying and everything is done on Facebook and the like [emoji17]



I run a fishing forum and have found that posts have dropped off.

I find Facebook so limiting in the ability to search for information. :roll:

There were lots of pages springing up and one by one they have died away.

I am active on a few special interest forums and they are going strong.

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