When I bought it it looked like this:
Then I did this:
Then it became my beater when cx-season was over:
Then I saw Svensvin's Pompetamine rear dropouts and thought I could make something similar, but give it gears.
Object: To get better geometry on Pompino by raising rear triangle, practise brazing braze ons, experiment with rearspacing, experimenting with painting with epoxy and just general curiousity. Uhh and of course get a really cheap disc touring bike.
Problems: To make room for 135mm rear hub required 145mm rearspacing. This makes heel strike a problem and and I had to dimple the chainstay to make room for the crankarms.
I have been working on sliding dropouts for a while. I try to make something similar to Paragon's, but more simple.
I use this system on my other bikes. But for this project I needed to size up to m10 as the track ends on the pomp is for ø10mm axel.
My first test dropouts are steel, but it's my plan to cut them from 6068 aluminum alloy grade T6.
It looks like this:
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