First, let me say that I love Paragon machine works. Nobody else does anything close to as cool as they do when it comes to bicycle frame parts. Period.
But man, do their steel hooded dropouts look silly. They’re clearly a duplicate (in steel) of the ti dropouts, which of course need to be pretty huge, since ti seatstays and chainstays tend to be really big. But for steel… well… you be the judge:
In this case, David *really* wanted a removeable derailleur hanger (puntera desmontable!) so my usual Breezers weren’t an option. And after some work with the mill:
Things looked much better (and they were a few grams lighter, to boot):