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Old 03-25-07, 08:28 PM   #1
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"chain saver" - transporting a bike

okay, so after carrying our bike sans wheels to another city, i've decided i want to make one of those...uhm. things. my wife calls them "chain snugglies." i don't think that's the official name for them.


anyways. you put them in your rear axle with the chain to keep it all nice and tight. and clean.

what are they called, and where can i see pictures? (i don't have an old hub lying around, so i figured i'd try to make one from other parts.)

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Old 03-25-07, 08:32 PM   #2
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Damn i saw one on yahoo recently. Cant find it now.
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Old 03-25-07, 08:43 PM   #3
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.... pics? better discription... im kinda lost here on what you are looking for.
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Old 03-25-07, 08:43 PM   #4
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okay, so after carrying our bike sans wheels to another city, i've decided i want to make one of those...uhm. things. my wife calls them "chain snugglies." i don't think that's the official name for them.


anyways. you put them in your rear axle with the chain to keep it all nice and tight. and clean.

Like this ??
I don't know where to find them though



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Old 03-25-07, 08:48 PM   #5
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Pedros make one. Called the 'chain keeper'

http://pedrosusa.stores.yahoo.net/chainkeeper2.html
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Old 03-25-07, 08:49 PM   #6
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I pictured it in pink. With fur of some type.

More like this:
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Old 03-25-07, 08:52 PM   #7
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Is this it? $10 from PBK.
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Old 03-25-07, 09:49 PM   #8
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i believe the scientific name is actually chain snuggly. science.
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Old 03-25-07, 10:16 PM   #9
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$7 at Nashbar. (Click the pic)
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the nashbar and pedros ones can only go to 130 spaced and not down to 120
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Old 03-25-07, 11:18 PM   #11
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the nashbar and pedros ones can only go to 130 spaced and not down to 120
The pedros one only attaches on one side, so can fit any frame. Look at the picture above.
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Old 03-25-07, 11:22 PM   #12
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^good to know
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$7 at Nashbar. (Click the pic)
I have that.
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Old 03-25-07, 11:40 PM   #14
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I have that.
How well does it work? Do you think it could be easily modified for 120 mm spacing?
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it comes as a 120, and spacers to make it 130/135. I like it.
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or atleast mine fits in a 120.
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Cool. Thanks.
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i know tomity made one as well.
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The pedros one only attaches on one side, so can fit any frame. Look at the picture above.
It'd be nice to have one with a fake axle or whatever though to prevent accidental frame bending incidents.
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Old 03-26-07, 04:05 AM   #20
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What about a threaded bar, 5 - 10mm of spacing, a large washer (bigger than the pvc pipe) then a peice of pvc pipe say 10mm wide as close to the size of your cog as possible then another large washer lager larger than the pipe then what ever else t otake up the space between the washer and other dropout. Place the chain inbetween the two washers on the pipe, pull back in dropouts / track ends and secure chain.
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yeah, this is what i was thinking. except, i have a cheap stamped cog, so i figured i could use that.

finally! a use for the stamped cog!
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It'd be nice to have one with a fake axle or whatever though to prevent accidental frame bending incidents.
That's what the Nashbar one is. Look up.
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Yeah, no ***** :) I was just saying that it seems better to have one like that than the ones w/out the axles.
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