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I've got an older used IF Deluxe on the way that I am (of course) going to run SS. I emailed Indy Fab, and they said they don't modify frames as it would be prohibitively expensive and suggested I run an Eno. I'm considering this, but would really prefer to run a cassette hub if possible. What do you guys think? Would it be worth contacting another frame builder to add track forkends, or maybe an EBB and a disc mount? Should I stick with an eno and suck up dealing with freewheels? Does anyone know how the Eno grips pre-disc Indy Fab drops? Any other suggestions I haven't mentioned?
 

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Adding horz dropouts

Spicer and TET do it for under $100.
Spicer has it on his site for $75, but you will need to paint the new dropouts and torched areas of the stays, so add painting to big the picture. But throw in shippng cost to and from and it can get expensive.

Here is Gene Spicer's page on horz dropouts:
https://spicercycles.com/index.cgi?cat=34&sub_cat=Frame work&prod_id=405&cat_desc=Frame Work

Here is the page on all the frame work options he offers:
https://spicercycles.com/index.cgi?cat=34&cat_desc=Frame Work&sub_cat=Frame work

 

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ENO please

a nice cake said:
I've got an older used IF Deluxe on the way that I am (of course) going to run SS. I emailed Indy Fab, and they said they don't modify frames as it would be prohibitively expensive and suggested I run an Eno. I'm considering this, but would really prefer to run a cassette hub if possible. What do you guys think? Would it be worth contacting another frame builder to add track forkends, or maybe an EBB and a disc mount? Should I stick with an eno and suck up dealing with freewheels? Does anyone know how the Eno grips pre-disc Indy Fab drops? Any other suggestions I haven't mentioned?
Eno grips well. I recommend the ENO over having to butcher a nice frame like yours.
 

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Ernesto is getting slow..

ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
Eno grips well. I recommend the ENO over having to butcher a nice frame like yours.
It took you 21 minutes to post a reply extohling the virtues of the Eno. You must be getting old or something... :D
 

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I certainly agree with ernesto about potentially desecrating the frame...
I'm just not sure I want to do have to deal with an eno and FWs (as simple as it may be, it's still fussier than a bolt-on cassette hub with track drops)
Plus I'm a bit of an aesthetics nut, I think frames look so much cleaner when run sans stops and hangers.
The frame is also due for a respray anyways...
Does Spicer do good work? worthy of a relatively high dollar frame?
 

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dood, thanks

a nice cake said:
I certainly agree with ernesto about potentially desecrating the frame...
I'm just not sure I want to do have to deal with an eno and FWs (as simple as it may be, it's still fussier than a bolt-on cassette hub with track drops)
Plus I'm a bit of an aesthetics nut, I think frames look so much cleaner when run sans stops and hangers.
The frame is also due for a respray anyways...
Does Spicer do good work? worthy of a relatively high dollar frame?
Thanks for agreeing with me. But think, a frame with ENO still looks trick, and it does become a true SS. I needed a road/track/messenger style road ride. So I got myself a Surly Pacer. Why? because of ENO. Works just as good as any dedicated track or ss frame with ENO. As for the freewheel issue. There's no issue, just an extra step. I'll show you how...follow me...
 

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Did you think about trying a half link (Spicer has 1/8", 8-speed, and 9-speed)? Really cheap, and you can still use your cassette hub.
 
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