- Sliding/rocker dropouts on a Cotic Soul?
I’ve been riding my Soul now for about 1.5 years. Fantastic bike for me. It is set up with 1X10 drivetrain and it works very well but… I’ve fallen in love with singlespeed in the last 4 years and frankly, I’ve ridden my SS everywhere I’ve gone with my 1X10… (or very close…)to the point where I’m thinking of converting my Soul to SS. I know about the Philcentric (I have one on another bike)but I would like to be able to shorten the wheelbase some more, and the only way to do that would be by modifying the rear with the addition of adjustable dropouts.
Has anyone done or considered doing this? Is it fairly easy to have someone modify and weld the dropouts?
Thanks!Posted 4 years ago
Simple had basic slot dropouts, I’ve got a Mk I 26in Simple and love it to bits, you could see if you could find one but they don’t come up for sale often…
Which is why I bought one of the prototype Souls with EBB of of Cy last year to give me a SS’able Soul with the bigger seat-tube for a dropper, but that wouldn’t cover your adjustable WB needs, have a chat with some of the UK frame builders, one of them is bound to be up for it, at a price 😉Posted 4 years agosimon1975Subscriber
Yes I’ve been thinking about doing something similar… When my current Inbred finally dies (seat-tube fail) I’ll be keeping the excellent dropouts (track-ends / slotted brake mounts) for a potential future custom build. A tatty old Soul would be a great candidate for such a treatment, followed by a fresh powdercoat 🙂Posted 4 years ago
the WI ENO hubs are pretty good, I’ve got a couple and they do what they say…can be a slight faff with disk mounting requiring either the eccentric disk mount or rotor size change and washers jiggery-pokery to get it sorted.
They also have a slight effect on head/seat angle and BB height, depends how picky you are as to whether thats a good/bad/non thing.Posted 4 years ago
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