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Old 09-08-10, 10:20 AM   #1
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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.


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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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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.

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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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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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Under $ 10 on ebay

http://www.origin-8.com/product_deta...ter&cl1=CHAINS
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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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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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cause every one knows women cant do mechanical work.
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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)

I've used these for a couple years now and have loved them the whole time. Highly recommended.
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