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Whats your favourite dropout?
fat chance 40%  40%  [ 6 ]
breezer, breeze in hooded. 27%  27%  [ 4 ]
klein horizontal 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
yeti loopstay 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
merlin titanium (old style) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
merlin, IF, litespeed (new style re IF 07 thread) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
other 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 15
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:50 am 
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After the IF 07 thread its obvious (& extremely geeky!) that dropouts are a love hate kinda thing. My personal fave would (unsurprisingly!) be fat chance, specifically titanium. Although I do also like breezer "hooded style" IE on titus hcr, steve potts, breezer, ibis etc.
so whats yer favourite?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:09 am 
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When you say "hooded" do you mean the Ritchey type ones?

I loved the Ritchey dropouts on the Kona Hot I had - I think these are just like the Ibis ones?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:24 am 
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nar, ritchey are different, breezer are more like this http://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/RetroDrop.JPG
moots, curtlo, some voodoos, also use em. pretty certain cunningham did as well? probs steve potts? certainly their popularity alone across so many different brands must mean something :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:22 pm 
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in ti it looks like that...
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scant wrote:
nar, ritchey are different, breezer are more like this http://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/RetroDrop.JPG
moots, curtlo, some voodoos, also use em. pretty certain cunningham did as well? probs steve potts? certainly their popularity alone across so many different brands must mean something :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:33 pm 
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I like the hoody tractor arch Breezer ones, but scarily, I agree with Scant again :shock: fat is best.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:53 pm 
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gump wrote:
I like the hoody tractor arch Breezer ones, but scarily, I agree with Scant again :shock: fat is best.


nowt wrong with that, I have superb taste in bicycles ;) :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:26 pm 
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hey mike,
how about the Klein micro drop outs? my favourites! not a problem at all to swap the wheel once you're used to it and so wonderful minimalistic.

cheers, carsten

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:41 pm 
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Those newer Klein dropouts always look like something has broken off (sorry!)

I must admit they were a massive improvement over the original Klein dropouts. I have to remove the QR everytime I need to remove a wheel from my 1992 one...nightmare...

:?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:42 pm 
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The machined dropout/doomed stay combination is my no.1

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Looks great and practical. Much accessiblity & easy to clean.

- Melvin


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:37 pm 
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