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    Chub Hub owners....

    is anyone else having a problem with keeping chain tension?
    on my langster i have to adjust the hub what seems like every ride.

    besides running a chain tensioner anyone have any ideas why these hubs don't hold?

    had the same problem on my LoPro. and i feel like I'm over tightening the bolts

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    Hubs with bolts like that never stay put for me either.

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    Do you feel like those hubs really help you accelerate faster? I've read the company's copy, but I'm not sure...

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    this is what they say...

    FAQ
    How tight should I tighten the M10 titanium bolts to keep my wheel in the dropouts?

    You need to follow our torque specification of 40Nm or 30ft/lbs. If you still have trouble keeping your wheel in the frame, do not overtighten the bolts. Take your bike into your local shop so they can help diagnose your problem. You should use a torque wrench to ensure your bolts are tightened to spec.
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    try a brass washer(softer)instead of the serrated(hard)washers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    try a brass washer(softer)instead of the serrated(hard)washers.
    I think they're supposed to be hard, assuming your tightening them down onto a soft aluminum frame.
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    Lo Pro is not aluminuminum.

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    Give this a try?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Lo Pro is not aluminuminum.
    Good, but is it aluminum?
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    Good grief I strongly dislike bolt mounted hubs. So easy to strip the axle out if you aren't paying attention or in a hurry and get a flat while on the road.
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    Does the hub use a knurled nut? I thought if you had a slippy hub, it was due to either the skewers/nuts (lock nut) not biting the dropout enough. If you have a hard stainless dropout, it may make matters worse.
    Last edited by Ultraspontane; 06-20-12 at 10:58 PM.

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    Langster

    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I think they're supposed to be hard, assuming your tightening them down onto a soft aluminum frame.
    re-read OP's post.

    http://specialized.com/us/en/bikes/r...langster#specs

    zoom in on the drop-outs.


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    yeah never had much problem problem with the lopro dropouts
    problem only happens on the Langster the replaceable dropout inserts don't seem to hold as well

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    Oh yeah. Derp. Stainless dropouts are the worst for getting an axle like that to stay put.

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    everything is making sense now.
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