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    How big a sin is this? A QR/Tugger question

    Monocog 29er with horizontal dropouts
    Redline tuggers with a little lip inside to tab onto the hub
    Real disc rear hub with Alu axle, qr type gearie hub
    Rennin 20t cog with spacers and Shimano lockring
    Hope QR holding it all together.

    Am I asking for wheel slip or a sheared off quick release? I also have a bolt on skewer, but I'm not sure that is any stronger.

    Basically, I'm trying to use a lighter wheelset from my other gearie bike. This setup knocks about 3/4 of a pound of rotating mass over the stock boat anchor wheels.

    Am I asking for trouble?
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    I often ride fixed with horizontal DO's, a modified Redline tug, and a QR. I carried a spare QR in my Camelbak for the first 100 miles or so, but didn't need it. I also use Shimano QR's, not the light "boutique" type. I hear the Shimanos lock better.

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    Thanks for the reply

    Quote Originally Posted by ruppster
    I often ride fixed with horizontal DO's, a modified Redline tug, and a QR. I carried a spare QR in my Camelbak for the first 100 miles or so, but didn't need it. I also use Shimano QR's, not the light "boutique" type. I hear the Shimanos lock better.
    The Hope skewers are pretty bulletproof, and not light. They are purdy, but I agree, I think Shimano skewers are still the best, if not terribly sexy looking or blingy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Monocog 29er with horizontal dropouts
    Redline tuggers with a little lip inside to tab onto the hub
    Real disc rear hub with Alu axle, qr type gearie hub
    Rennin 20t cog with spacers and Shimano lockring
    Hope QR holding it all together.
    So, how'd it work out for you? My new wheels w/XT hubs come today for my Monocog.
    Did you end up needing an axle spacer or anything?

    Ruppster, how did you modify the tug?

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    QR's work fine freewheel or fixed on track ends with a tensioner.

    what is better about the shimano QR's is not the tensile strength of the actual rod, but the cam. it is a closed cam rather than open cam on plastic, like salsa and others. the shimano design allows one to get more leverage with less effort resulting in a more solid closing.

    however, i run salsa skewers on my fixed monkey and it doesn't slip a bit. the trick is not what skewer you use, it's to use a tuggnut QR washer with your tensioner.

    "I never TRY anything... I just do it." ~ Varla

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