Paragon Ti Dropout Flat w/ Window Multi-speed Slider Disc |
Item #PG-DS0008: This complete sliding dropout assembly includes a pair of dropouts, a pair of aluminum sliding inserts, four each M8 x 1.25 x 18 steel button head cap screws, two each M5 x 0.8 x 35 socket head cap screws, two each 2 mm thick double washers, two each M5 thumb nuts and two each M5 hexagon locknuts. Both the hex nuts and the thumb nuts are meant to be used as locknuts for the adjuster screw. Typically one or the other is used, not both. Some riders use the adjusting screw bottomed out in the thumb nut, making a larger head for the adjusting screw. If you choose to do this, use the hex nut as a locknut.
Made from 6/4 titanium, the dropouts are flat and 5 mm thick at the chainstay and seatstay tabs. Windows have been machined into the dropout to decrease weight. The total sliding adjustment is 0.80".
The right side insert, DR4006, has a derailleur hanger for multi-speed applications; the hanger length is 1.180". The left side insert, DR4009, has an ISO disc brake mount.
This windowed sliding dropout is no longer produced by Paragon Machine Works.