Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Steel 29er with 142 MM through axle

Paragon Machine works makes so interesting hardware for frame building, some of it is really cutting edge for the steel frame builder. This is the second set of these dropouts that I have used-lucky for me my Anvil jig was easily adapted with a bit of new hardware to build this new style rear end.
The bike will have a 100 MM Fox fork -a straight steerer to start with but there will be the option in the future of changing out the lower part of the headset to run a tapered steerer. I have heard people use the phrase : " future proofing" regarding having a frame built that will hopefully weather the storm of changing component standards......
The bike will hopefully see some wilderness endurance events in the future. It has a long top tube and should be a smooth and stable ride-good thing to have when you are riding at night and can't always see what you are running over.

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