Saturday, November 11, 2006

More frame ends

Since I'm on the topic of frame ends:

Some of the G.P. Wilson dropouts arrived in the mail last week. I first saw these at the North American Handmade Bike show last year. Vincent Domínguez now owns the original molds for this design and is having them cast.

Neat looking ends. They are cast out of the super strong 17-4 stainless steel and thus super thin. The castings are a little rough and will require a little cleanup to look nice and the tabs are a bit narrow which limits the chain and seat stays that can be used with so I don't think I'll be using these regularly. This set is going to go on a bike I hope to brink to the upcoming NAHBS.
More details on that bike later.

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