12 mm Front Dropouts
Paragon Machine Works is the first bicycle component manufacturer to make dropouts that are compatible with the new 100 x 12 mm skewer standard for road and cyclocross applications. Two advantages of the 12 mm dropout and skewer are more secure wheel mounting for use with disc brakes, and a stiffer, stronger hub and fork assembly.
We currently have two flanged dropout options available in 1018 steel, 18 mm (DR2054) and 24 mm (DR2055) wide, and a flat version in 4130 steel, (DR2052). We have two 100 x 12 mm compatible skewers: SK4001 is 100% Paragon-made from black anodized 6061 aluminum, and SK4002 is a modified DT Swiss RWS skewer.
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Our headset spacers are made from 6061 aluminum and are available in four different heights: 10 mm (SP4010), 15 mm (SP4013), 20 mm (SP4016), and 25 mm (SP4019). They are made to integrate seamlessly with with our titanium and steel stem steerer clamps, and are compatible with 1-1/8" steerers. Black anodized versions will be available soon.
12 mm Combination Head Rear Skewers
Our new combination head rear skewers are 100% Paragon-made from black anodized 6061 aluminum and are compatible with all our 12 mm DT Swiss inserts and dropouts. The benefit of these skewers is that they have a lower profile, are lighter, and cost less than the standard and modified DT Swiss skewers. They are threaded M12 x 1 on one end, and the other end has a combination head with an external 15 mm and internal 6 mm hexagon. They are available in 142 (SK4010), 148 (SK4012), 157 (SK4014), 177 (SK4016), and 197 mm (SK4018) lengths. They can be purchased on their own or at a discounted price with a compatible dropout or insert.
Inserts for Flat/Flanged Sliding Dropouts
We now have left side inserts for all of our flat/flanged sliding dropouts that are compatible with a post mount 140 mm rotor disc brake application. DR4049 and B4049 (black anodized) fit a 10 mm skewer, and DR4050 and B4050 (black anodized) fit a 12 mm skewer. All are made from 6061 aluminum.
41 mm Press-fit Steel Bottom Bracket Shell
Our newest 4130 steel bottom bracket shell, BB2033, is designed specifically for the 41 mm press-fit type bottom brackets. The outside diameter is 1-3/4" x 106 mm wide, providing 1.5 mm for facing after welding. The inside diameter is supplied .5 mm undersized to 40.5 mm (1.595"), and must be finished to size after fabrication by the frame builder. It is relieved in the center for weight reduction to 42 mm (1.653").
Our Summer socks have arrived! Featuring our signature logo and bone lettering, they are made in the USA by Save our Soles from moisture wicking Coolmax, and available in purple, PR93, and black, PR98. All revenues from these sales will go to bicycle advocacy groups through our Giving Back Campaign.
Meet Your Maker News
The Meet Your Maker Tour is your invitation to ride alongside and hang out with some of Northern California's best bicycle frame builders and component makers.
Please join us for the next ride on August 8th in Petaluma hosted by White Industries. The ride will start and end at White Industries with 13, 30, and 50 mile no-drop road ride options through the hills and backroads of beautiful Petaluma.
For more information and the complete schedule of upcoming rides visit the Meet Your Maker website.
We said a fond farewell to Jerry who retired after working for Paragon for 12 years. We’ll miss his enthusiasm and willingness to jump whole heartedly into any project that came his way. We wish him the best and hope he goes on many exciting adventures during his retirement.
Paragon Machine Works donates 100% of all revenues from the sale of our bottle openers and promotional items to non-profit organizations that promote bicycle safety, awareness, and community. In May and June we raised over $1100 for VetBikes.org.
During the months of July and August we will donate our sales to the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP). BORP is a non-profit organization in Berkeley, CA working to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities through sports, fitness and recreation programs. Of particular interest to us is their Adaptive Cycling Program that gives people of all ages access to a fleet of hand cycles, tandems, recumbent trikes, and therapeutic trikes. Participants ride independently or on organized group rides on over 40 miles of trails from their Adaptive Cycling Center located in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park.
Our donation will to help support their most important fundraiser, the Revolution Ride and Festival. This event brings people of all abilities together for a day of cycling and celebration to raise money for BORP’s adaptive sports and recreational programs for people with physical disabilities and visual impairment. Set against the backdrop of the stunning wine country of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, the “Rev” is one part cycle-a-thon, one part celebration with food, wine, and post-ride professional massages, and one part inspiration.
We appreciate your support!
Total amount donated to date: $8982
• Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition • National Interscholastic Cycling Association • Friends of China Camp • SF Urban Riders (McLaren Bike Park) • Bike East Bay • Friends of Tamarancho • In Memory of Tom Polermo • Marin Museum of Bicycling • The Friends of Stafford Lake Bike Park • VetBikes.org
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