Thursday, December 09, 2010

Damn you, Brad!

I saw the new Nova 31.8mm plug-in dropouts (I think Everest makes them?) and made the mistake of pointing out to Brad that they'd be perfect for his new 36er fork.

What I didn't realize is that the dropouts are so offset from the back side of the fork blades that no conventional disc tab will work. I futzed with making one from scratch from some 1/4" plate, then eventually decided that the franken-tab was the way to go. That's gotta be the longest I've *ever* worked on a disc tab. Good lord.

A monument to my lack of aesthetic sense, but it'll let Brad stop.

Oh, and for the framebuilders out there, these suckers are inexplicably ~10.5mm axle slots, rather than the standard ~9.5 or so. In this case, that's perfect (Brad's going to be using a 10mm axle) but it would be a bit weird with a standard 9mm setup.

1 comment:

Brad said...

I am curious as to how many times you've said that in the past year... Something tells me you ran out of fingers, toes and scrap metal set to the side for the sole purpose counting.