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    What skewers for Surly Tugnut?

    Tried a couple of different skewers on the surly chain tensioner with the QR adapter washer. Too short, stripping the threads due to not enough engagement. Need longer skewers. What to use?

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    one of my SS 135mm dropout has a phil wood wheel nice bolts that don't require tugnuts.

    another is a 135mm dropout with surly tugnuts and a shimano xt wheel with what i think is a shimano skewer. not issues with length or operation.

    but i'm not using a washer, is it necessary? two places to use the skewer through the tugnut, neither seems to require a washer.

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    I've used Shimano XT, Novatec, and Halo Hex with success on my Inbred with a Tugnut and even with Homebrewed tugs on both side. Since I haven't had a problem with mine, I'm guess thicker dropouts could be the problem here

    I know Halo makes an XL version of their Hex skewers as well as QR skewers called Porkies that are both for thicker dropouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cygnus
    i'm not using a washer, is it necessary? two places to use the skewer through the tugnut, neither seems to require a washer.
    I am referring to the QR adapter washer that came with the Tuggnut. I figured they would not include it if you didn't need to use it:


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    +1 on the Halo Hex.....I used em on my 1x1 with the Tuggnut and they worked great!

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    On your Nashbar frame I take it? I think the dropouts are too thick. I gave up on the QR idea once I parked it next to my geared bike and saw the obvious difference.
    I checked out some stuff and came to realize that I'd do a wheelset with a Shimano hub (loose ball) and replace QR with a conversion axle back to nutted for the wheel upgrade on this particular frame. In reality, it makes for a betterer ,stiffer bike. I've patched a flat on mine without removing the wheel and it worked swell .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoisonDartFrog
    I am referring to the QR adapter washer that came with the Tuggnut. I figured they would not include it if you didn't need to use it:

    i don't use the washer with surly tugnuts on either my SS mtb or SS road bike.

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    I use Salsa skewers with the Tuggnut on my Jamis Exile SS, and haven't had any issues.

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