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Well, that was short-lived.

Dammit. by jimgskoop
Dammit., a photo by jimgskoop on Flickr.

Figures this would have to happen on my first day back to bike-commuting. Damnit!

I think this happened due to 1) old frame 2) 130mm rear hub in 126mm frame and 3) the locknuts on the Paul hub are very large/wide so they probably torqued the dropouts in a weird way, in conjunction with (2).

I probably should've respaced the frame when I mounted the new rear wheel. Sigh.


Anonymous Andy said...

Its probably because you are such a beast.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Not sure how attached you are to this particular frame, but the same thing happened to my fiance's frame a couple of years ago. She took it to bernie mikkelsen over in alameda, and he tig welded the dropout back together and re-brazed the dropout into the chainstay. Still going strong.

8:21 AM  
Blogger rob hawks said...


That is one of the most common places for steel frames to break, at the drive side rear dropout. It might require removing the dropout to fix it, then placing it back in the frame. The cost might outweigh the value of the frame. I'd check craigslist for a donor-bike frameset. That said, I had a broken dropout fixed, rode the bike for a while and now a co-worker is using the bike as his mail road bike.

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

time to buy that pelican frameset hanging in the display at boxdog. You are worth it Jim.

9:34 AM  

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