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    Swap out question...chain tug?

    So does anyone have actual experience with chain tugs on the new swap out system, or would on-one like to chime in? I ask because my BMX generic tugs don't work and I suspect some other brands may not due to the inside mounting. I wish I would've just ordered some from on one with the frame LOL

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    I don't see why a Surly Tugnut wouldn't work.
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    I use the on-one chaintug with my inbred swapout. Good price on it right now at Planet X.

    One thing to note - when I first set up my bike, i had no chaintug and was using bolt-on with the horizontal swapout. I had one slip and bought the chaintug. The problem, though, is that, to get the chaintug to actually fit and work, I had to shorten up my chain. I've got some pretty beefy MTX 33 rims and 2.35 tires, so I don't have a lot of room. Once I shortened up the chain, the chaintug fit (with the screws all the way in) and I've had no problems since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferday View Post
    So does anyone have actual experience with chain tugs on the new swap out system, or would on-one like to chime in? I ask because my BMX generic tugs don't work and I suspect some other brands may not due to the inside mounting. I wish I would've just ordered some from on one with the frame LOL

    Thx! Something blingy would be a bonus...
    What is the issue you are having? Most any chain tug should work on the Swapouts.
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    The generic crap ones I have lying around bottom out before they start to tighten the chain (shoulder at the end of the bolt). I just wanted to make sure there was no issues due to the inside rather than outside mount of the tugs. I sold my nice tugs with a frame recently

    Thanks everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferday View Post
    The generic crap ones I have lying around bottom out before they start to tighten the chain (shoulder at the end of the bolt). I just wanted to make sure there was no issues due to the inside rather than outside mount of the tugs. I sold my nice tugs with a frame recently

    Thanks everyone
    Sounds more like your tugs have a limited range and/or the chain is too long.

    The inside mounting of the Swapout has no affect on the tug function.
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    I tried the DMR 10mm tugs on my Inbred SS LTD.....they worked like crap. Where can I get the On-One tugs in the US&A?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerberos View Post
    I tried the DMR 10mm tugs on my Inbred SS LTD.....they worked like crap. Where can I get the On-One tugs in the US&A?
    On-One chaintug
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    Do I need a Chaintug?

    Shiggy, I just order an Inbred Swap Out frame and did not order the chaintug....I didnt think i needed one to run SS.....do I need one?

    I am getting the SS dropouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2times View Post
    Shiggy, I just order an Inbred Swap Out frame and did not order the chaintug....I didnt think i needed one to run SS.....do I need one?

    I am getting the SS dropouts.
    Tugs are not needed, especially if you are using bolt on hubs, but they can be nice.
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    Thanks Shiggy!

    Frame has been ordered and hopefully will arrivet his week.

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    Shiggy, do you know when the SS swap outs will be in stock?

    Need to place a complete order if I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    Shiggy, do you know when the SS swap outs will be in stock?

    Need to place a complete order if I can.
    Will get you an ETA.

    Update:

    The Swapouts are on order. We will post when we receive them for our supplier.
    Last edited by shiggy; 07-19-2012 at 05:45 PM.
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    Thanks, went ahead and placed the order. Talked to the staff at Titus/On One USA. Two thumbs up for customer service. Looking forward to the build.

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    Redline chain tensioners work a treat and they come in 10mm and 14mm holes
    I first used the DMR tensioners...... but no good go the Redline ones !
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    Quote Originally Posted by harris08 View Post
    Redline chain tensioners work a treat and they come in 10mm and 14mm holes
    I first used the DMR tensioners...... but no good go the Redline ones !
    I'm building up an Inbred as well and will be using Chris King SS hub with fun bolts, do I need the 10 or 14mm? TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by clydeman View Post
    I'm building up an Inbred as well and will be using Chris King SS hub with fun bolts, do I need the 10 or 14mm? TIA
    With the CK fun bolts you should not need to use chain tugs.
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    Thanks Shiggy.

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    I have been using the Hadley thru bolt set up and did not have any slipping. I added a tug after a few rides to help get the chain a little more snug. With the thicker chain stays I noticed I will get chain slap from the underside unless things are pretty tight.

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    I am having issues with my swapout inbred-
    am running stans freehub with QR and surly tugnut, but still getting slip on almost every ride
    am cranking down QR tight, adding preload to tugnut, and still getting slack chain and occasional chainhop halfway through the ride

    chain is definitely stretching, but not enough to come loose every time...something has to be slipping?

    am thinking of trying the 10mm stans thru caps and DTswiss QR, but would rather bolt something on....are there any generic funbolt type things that will work with stan's hubs?

    thanks

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    I have been using Halo bolt-on skewers with my swapouts and have not had any slips.

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    I have no issues at all with my set up, Stans hubs, Hadley 10mm thru bolt and Surley tug. Ditch the quick release and get the 10mm end caps and thru bolt.

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