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    Phil hubs & chain tensioner

    Those using Phil Kiss-Off hubs on horizontal dropouts, have you needed to use a chain tensioner or not?
    If you did, what brand worked good?

    The axle bolts and caps look big enough that I'm guessing one wouldn't be needed, but thought I'd ask.

    Building up a bike with my 1st set of Phil hubs.
    Very impressed with the quality so far!
    Thanks!

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    nope

    I've got the same set of hubs. They've never slipped.

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    me neither

    never a slip the nuts are pretty grippy.

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    I'm using the fixed/fw double sided Phils. I've never had any slippage, but I use a Surly tensioner all the same. It works flawlessly with the Phils on my Spot 'crosser and also provides a soda pop opener.

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    Two Sets and No Regrets

    No Slippage, and much grippage...................great customer service too.

    g

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    I guess it's just me, but it slipped on me once on Ti dropouts and my boys took a good beating. I put a Redline on soon after.
    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | bikecentric | ssoft

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    No Problems Here

    Phil hubs on a steel frame and no slippage problems. I do not even have the new style large washer head bolts. I think is has to do with the knurling on the locknuts.

    I can see it slipping with Ti though.
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    Phil on ti

    I'm using a Phil fw/fw with Salsa QR on ti fork with no slippage as long as I crank it down, and that's really standing on it at the top of some hills (caveat: I weigh 150).

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    If a Phil slips.......

    Well then there was some operator error :~)

    Those can take some good torque.....usually do mine to 150-175 in lbs. Tough to do with a 6mm allen.......

    Try it again...you will like it

    Eric

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