Thursday, April 30, 2009

FOCUS: Dropouts

At IF we have lots of different kinds of dropouts, each type is made out 3 different materials: Steel, Stainless Steel and Titanium. Today we're going to take a look at a few of them, up close and personal style.

Below are pictured the steel disc dropouts. They are covered in a scale that is a result of the heat treatment process:

58 degree steel road bike dropouts (we use different angle dropouts to match up to the angles of the seatstays):

Steel track drops (with dried coffee stains):

Mitered titanium track drops:

Titanium road dropouts used on bikes with carbon monostays:

Steel slider dropouts:

Finally, titanium slider dropouts:

If there anything you would like us to FOCUS on, let us know in the comments below...


Dan Mc said...

I'd love to see a FOCUS on your tubing inventory.

scott said...

I'd love to see you focus on employee bikes. I am always curious what your personal rides look like.

daisuke yano (if-japan) said...

tyler, FOCUS on employee's girl/boy friends or wife/husbands.