Re: [CR]Fw: Horizontal vs Vertical Dropouts

Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Subject: Re: [CR]Fw: Horizontal vs Vertical Dropouts
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 09:54:47 EDT

In a message dated 9/20/02 9:38:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< In addition to quicker wheel changes (questionable in my mind if the changer is practiced), vertical dropouts eliminate the uncertainty of left/right dropout adjustment screws and they eliminate pulling the wheel out of the dropouts during hard pedaling efforts. Other than that, I can think of no other advantages. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL ___________________ >> Also, on tight rear ends, you can swap wheels without deflating tires to clear the seat tube. (OT-wheel always in proper position relative to disk brake mounts.) On topic...saves us from rehashing the whole "which is better, QRs or nutted axles" thread. <wink>

-Ed Kasper
Detroit MI