Ya know, that’s one of those things I never saw and now that’s all I see! Too funny.
I vote for Hare Extensions! I may not be able to refer to drop-outs as anything else but from now on.Names for your drop-out design:
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Thanks, can’t wait either. Just got the spokes ordered and should be able to get the wheels laced up soon. Waiting till I can get the rear tire on before bending up the cantilever tubes. Hoping to keep those nice and tight to the tire.It's nice to see the frame taking shape. I can't wait to see those wheels and tires on it.
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I've been a little unsure of exactly how this was going to work out. When designing the frame I liked the look of the seat tube curving back and then hugging the rear tire. This meant that the bottom of the seat tube wouldn't attach directly to the bottom bracket. I ended up creating a flat plate that attaches to the bottom of the tube as well as bridges the chain stays. Should add additional strength plus, this created a potential mounting point for a kickstand.
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Glad you like it, thanks. I do see what you're saying. Especially in the area near the chainring. And I think I'm going to have to thin that up even more before I'm done! Those poor chain-stays have literally been put through the ringer. Been a challenge and learning experience getting them past that fat tire.I really like the additional bracing. I wasn't really sold on the chain stays (before) because of how much the tube was flattened, but I decided to keep my opinions to myself and wait to see your next move. Glad I did, looks great!
That would have been just a slight set back!Probably a good thing that you didn't have a "sacrificial spindle" in there. It might have been welded in permanently!
That might have worked and would have been a nice detail. I’m leaving the option open to go with shorter crank arms but not a larger chain-ring. I can imagine a boxed in area behind the ring with a curved edge tight to the outside ring radius. Almost like the chain-ring itself cut clearance into the chain-stay. Will have to file that idea away for the next time.Back to the chain stays, my first thought before you went further was to suggest notching out the tube for the chain ring clearance but I don't think there would have been enough tube left after seeing how far in you had to go.
I had to do that on the Blackbird chain stays and seat stays for tire clearance. I cut out a notch and then welded in some flat sheet metal to box it in.
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