Re: [CR]Vertical vs. Horizontal/ The answer?


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From: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vertical vs. Horizontal/ The answer?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20020920.124836.-90151225.4.richardsachs@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 10:27:16 -0700 (PDT)

When it comes to "good" bikes, I have no doubt that all stays need to be the correct length. However, I have found that it is easier to get the rear wheel into some sort of workable position on crappy bikes with horizontal drops, than on crappy bikes w/ vertical drops. But, I suppose this list isn't really about crappy bikes... Tom Dalton Bethlehem, PA Richard M Sachs wrote:...With horizontal dropouts the manufactures do not have to make... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ not true. e-RICHIE Richard Sachs Cycles No.9, North Main Street Chester, CT 06412 USA http://www.richardsachs.com Tel. 860.526.2059

On Fri, 20 Sep 2002 09:20:24 -0700 "Sterling" writes:
> I see an advantage for the manufactures of bicycles in using
> horizontal dropouts that would explain the whole thing. In an
> environment of ( Time = Money ). With horizontal dropouts the
> manufactures do not have to make the chainstays the same exact
> length. The adjusting screws do that job for them.
> Sterling Peters
> San Diego