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    Chain tug on a Cross Check?...

    Anybody using a chain tug on their Cross Check. If yes, do you need to?

    Just thinking about a sudden axle slip on my fixie while bustin' up a steep one and thinking that it would be a very bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iconoclaSSt
    Anybody using a chain tug on their Cross Check. If yes, do you need to?

    Just thinking about a sudden axle slip on my fixie while bustin' up a steep one and thinking that it would be a very bad thing.
    It has the semi-horizontals, right? If so you could do something like this that was posted recently on the old board. Takes a little bit of modification though.
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    Use some proper track nuts, crank them down nice and tight and you'll be fine. Been doing it for quite a while on the crosscheck and the frame before it.
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    Smile XCheck SS

    Quote Originally Posted by iconoclaSSt
    Anybody using a chain tug on their Cross Check. If yes, do you need to?

    Just thinking about a sudden axle slip on my fixie while bustin' up a steep one and thinking that it would be a very bad thing.

    I've been riding a SS XCheck for 2 years now without a tug, with QR cassette wheels. Tighten it down hard and you should be OK. I commute up a fairly steep hill for 10 miles and it has never slipped. Good Luck, AlaskaPat

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    I'm now running my SS CC with a Surly hub with nuts, that should be tight enough to last a lifetime. Before I use a Shimano QR on a standard hub. I might invest more time in filing and grinding the dropouts rougher, but I manage a 2-hour fun ride or a 1-hour race on it before the chain slackens up unacceptably.
    The Surly wheel came from my Pacer (non-SS specific frame), I think I'll have it stay on the Cross-Check now, SS specific hub on a semi-horizontal fram,e it makes sence. It was always a pain to get the Surly nuts past the Surly Singleatorwhen chaenging the wheel. I guess I'll try to true an old road wheel and put that in the Pacer with a crit gear of 52-16. The Cross-Check (latest buy) will do duty as a commuter. Now 34-16 for CX racing, cummuting probably 42-16 or thereabouts. My commute is long and flat with only some bridges (DUH, I'm from Holland).

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