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Paging ClimboSetzer
May 25, 2001 2:47 PM
Hey Climbo,

Your batavus has got forward facing horizontal dropouts, right?
My question is how do keep you hubs from sliding forward? You see I'm building the ss again( really I couldn't resist it ), do you got any suggestions?

i've been pagedclimbo
May 29, 2001 7:24 AM
Setzer, I use a QR on it. Nothing fancy, just clamp it down tight and go. I would rather have track dropouts and bolts but I had to make do and it works pretty well. I never had a wheel slip in a race last year at all. What type of frame are you using?
i've been paged.Setzer
May 29, 2001 10:42 AM
It's an old MTB, actually my first MTB. I had the frame in my garage just colecting dust. It's a 10 year old frame, steel (Tange Gaspipe ;-) ) BUT it has forward facing horizontal dropouts.Then I read some article on SS'ing and thought I could use it again. After I had it build up and running I didn't like how it rode, a CXbike came in and I had to disassamble it. But I really couldn't resist it so it's build again except from the wheels. I was plnning to get Surly hub as you might recall fot my CX bike, well it's gonna be in the MTB. Only problem is the distributor of surly in Holland hasn't got them in stock any more so I'll have to wait another 3 weeks :-(. In the mean while I will build the front wheel and use a spaced out BMXhub in the rear, which work before.
I'm not gonna make to the ss worlds, which are held in the UK just across the pond. Maybe next year.
Oh and I'm using bolts by the way.