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    Brackets/Braces for Track Ends to prevent Wheel Slip?

    Looking for high quality Brackets (or what ever the hell they are called). I want some for my Commuter Fixie and especially for my SS Surly Karate Monkey. I have damn near killed myself knocking my rear wheel forward mountain biking and no matter how hard I crank the Hub Bolts down it always happens. As a side note I have a Surly Tug Nut on the drive side and does nothing to help.


    Any Thoughts?

    Many Thanks,

    PF

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    Well, they're called "tug nuts" or "chain tensioners", but if a Surly tug nut is not working, it's because it's not installed properly or doesn't fit your bike for some reason.
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    yesterday you said tom.
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    what TT said

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    Wheel should not slip, ever. Time for new track nuts and more leverage is my guess.
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    You could have a cracked or broken hub cone, too. More likely a worn axle nut, and an ill fitting tensioner. But it could be your hub cones.

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    Thanks for the responses all.

    Positive it is installed correctly and a Surly Tug Nut had damn sure better fit a Surly Frame. I am ordering some new Hub Bolts and will likely put a Tug Nut on the Non-Drive side as well.

    Thanks,

    PF

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    Though I don't need/use these, if I were to purchase chain tensioners, these are the only one I would consider paying for.

    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=1420

    They are available in different configurations to suit different frame materials (dropout thicknesses)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePritchett View Post
    Though I don't need/use these, if I were to purchase chain tensioners, these are the only one I would consider paying for.

    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=1420

    They are available in different configurations to suit different frame materials (dropout thicknesses)
    +1. Been thinking about getting these, but am not really inclined to anytime soon

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    Sounds like OP just needs to torque down the track nuts like a man.
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    i use a track nut on the drive side, and then a huge oversized washer on the other, tightened to the max.

    I actually put an oversized washer over the track nut just for flairs sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
    Sounds like OP just needs to torque down the track nuts like a man.
    Cause every one knows women cant do mechanical work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayce View Post
    cause every one knows women cant do mechanical work.
    qft
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePritchett View Post
    Though I don't need/use these, if I were to purchase chain tensioners, these are the only one I would consider paying for.

    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=1420

    They are available in different configurations to suit different frame materials (dropout thicknesses)

    I've used these for a couple years now and have loved them the whole time. Highly recommended.
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    thats the problem..i dunno how to take the bull horns apart

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