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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:36 am 
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Bit of a mixed bag of questions. I've just got my hands on a set of 700c wheels with a flip flop hub and a set of frogslegs. My thoughts were to source a suitable frame, something with semi horizontal dropouts and steel. Weld on some canti studs for the frogslegs and have a road/cross fixed/singlespeed bike.

So can anyone see a problem with this? Will the dropouts and froglegs cause a headache? Am I right in thinking older frames will have plenty clearance..? Any other old road frame pitfalls to watch out for?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:59 am 
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Good idea; no problem. If you look you'll probably find a good touring frame from the 80's, could have the right dropouts & canti studs & plenty clearance. Some 'cross frames of the era even have semi horizontal drop-outs. Look forward to seeing it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:54 am 
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Cheers Cab it'll be a wee winter project methinks, will be looking out for a rough but nice steel, frame and refinish it. :D


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Kaiser, I've got a very scruffy 1950's Raleigh Royale frame and fork, it'll be Reynolds 531 and is 22" size. I found it in a ditch a few months past.
OLN is 125mm long horizontal drops but it has 26tpi threads Raleigh thought it best, no one else did. One slight problem, slightly dented b/b shell but the use of a YST self threaded cartridge BB should sort that. No canti studs but plenty clearance for touring width tyres, 25.4mm seatpost.

Yours for free, its a nice frame just needs lots of TLC.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:06 pm 
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V I'll get back to ya, the ken has something promising and I've warmed to it already if it fits :D


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