Nivex rear ends
Posted: Tuesday 16th June 2020
Since the Nivex quick release rear drop-out caused much interest at the Boot and Back, I thought you might like to put it in Classic Components with an explanation of how it worked.
Nivex made parts under licence for Super Champion.
The rear drop-out, with the round metal lip at 90 degrees to the frame and a slightly raised lip, was for the chain to be brought off the smallest sprocket by moving the gear-change lever on to a new extra position.
The wingnut was then undone which also loosened a short length of axle and when the wing nut on the other side was loosened the wheel dropped out of the frame with the chain held in a secure position ready to be ‘changed’ back onto the sprockets.