So I wanted to stretch the frame out on my bike and bring the rear tire back 5 or 6 inches. The rear drop outs on this lucky frame are bolted on so I got some 1/4 inch plate steel and cut a pair of longer drop outs. the stays widen out so I thought maybe I would put on a 4 inch back tire. Got it all together and everything is good except of course I overlooked the fact that the chain is still 1/2 inch from the tire so fitting a larger tire may not work. I’m ok with leaving the 3 inch tires on but does anyone know a way I could make a larger tire fit?
The first set I made were more of a prototype and I wasn’t totally satisfied with them. I made a few minor mistakes when cutting the steel .They worked fine but as usual I started thinking about how I could improve them. Plate steel is cheap and I got plenty of time on my hands so I figured why not take another shot at it. I like how they turned out. I think they flow into the frame a little better and look better. The frame is powder coated root beer brown, very durable.