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Old 10-08-07, 04:55 PM   #1
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Tensioner on horizontal for end (not track fork end)

I have track fork end on my mountain bike with a chain tensioner on the drive side. I like it since it is easier to adjust chain tension.

My cross SS bike have horizontal fork end (it is a converted 80 something road bike). Do a chain tensioner exist for fork end like that? When it is in road riding mode (slick tire) on regular road, everything is fine. When used in cross mode (trail riding with cross tires), sometime (a few times in fact) the rear wheel moved forward (Phil Wood flip flop hub with Phil hex bolt). The bolt are really tight. I was thinking a tensioner might help.

What do you think?
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Old 10-08-07, 05:12 PM   #2
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http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk/acatalo..._CHQBSINa.html

That's an example of a tensioner.

A tensioner does not stop a wheel from moving on the dropouts, nor does chain tension have any role to play in your problem. Your wheel moved in it's dropouts because of insufficient torque on the axle bolts or quick release. Phil wood hex bolts blow.
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I've seen people use Surly chain tugs on horizontal road dropouts. Apparently they work.
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Operator I'm pretty sure that's not what he's talking about/looking for. He's thinking of a BMX style chain tensioner as apposed to a deraileur style tensioner. Roadfix got it right.

I personally use a Surly Tuggnut on my bike and it has horizontal dropouts (forward facing) and it works wonderfully. GO HERE FOR A REVIEW
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Old 10-08-07, 05:30 PM   #5
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I am another satisfued tuggnut + horizontal road dropout user. It works great. I modded my tuggnut slightly (documented in the DIY thread) for super performance with my dropouts, but lots of people run totally stock tuggnuts on road conversions with no problems.
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Operator I'm pretty sure that's not what he's talking about/looking for. He's thinking of a BMX style chain tensioner as apposed to a deraileur style tensioner. Roadfix got it right.
The second part of his post is still valid though. Tighten those nuts down better and you should be fine.
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Operator I'm pretty sure that's not what he's talking about/looking for. He's thinking of a BMX style chain tensioner as apposed to a deraileur style tensioner. Roadfix got it right.

I personally use a Surly Tuggnut on my bike and it has horizontal dropouts (forward facing) and it works wonderfully. GO HERE FOR A REVIEW
You're right - he is asking for a BMX style tensioner not a ss chain tensioner. I'd exhaust all the normal possibilities before relying on a BMX tensioner to hold the wheel.

You should not be needing this on horizontal dropout bikes. People have been using bikes with horizontal dropouts for many years without problems.
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Operator I'm pretty sure that's not what he's talking about/looking for. He's thinking of a BMX style chain tensioner as apposed to a deraileur style tensioner. Roadfix got it right.

I personally use a Surly Tuggnut on my bike and it has horizontal dropouts (forward facing) and it works wonderfully. GO HERE FOR A REVIEW
Yes. It's what i was asking for. My Phil Wood ?? (like a washer under the hex bolt) are not serated. I will replace them with serated one as soon as i can get thos. Anyone is selling a Surly Tuggnut? I would have to order from USA anyway since i am far away from any Surly dealer (or QBP dealer by the way). Thanks!
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