So, I'm new to the Surly world, having just purchased a Pugs a few weeks ago.
I ride the bike as my daily commuter ride and have changed out the wide tires for some less wide 2.4 inchers. Love the bike, love the ride, but I have a question. I've never run horizontal dropouts before and I've found that when I really crank down on on the peddles, say when trying to power up a hill or, on one occasion, when hard braking down a hill, the axle tends to want to shift. Usually,it is the drive side pulling the non-drive side toward the back of the bike, except for the braking situation.
So my question is this: How tight should I crank down the QR skewer to prevent this without overtightening? I've had situations in the past where I have bent the entire rear triangle to the drive side, but this was on a cheap bike. However, I really don't want that to happen here.
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.
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