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    Axle sliding in dropout on brake side

    I've got a tensioner for my drive side, but nothing I've found will work to keep my non-drive side axle from moving towards the back of my horizontal dropouts. Do I just have a crappy skewer?
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    If it's not an enclosed cam skewer, e.g. XT, then yes.

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    Anyone know of an enclosed cam, 10mm skewer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by False View Post
    Anyone know of an enclosed cam, 10mm skewer?
    Anything from Shimano....
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    on my fixed monkey i've used both the salsa and xt skewers without a slip. the salsa is one gnarly skewer.
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    Get XT...best thing I did for my SS. No more slippage

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    Get XT...best thing I did for my SS. No more slippage
    XT skewer and a driveside tensioner. That's all I've ever needed with surly horizontal dropouts for the past 4 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    XT skewer and a driveside tensioner. That's all I've ever needed with surly horizontal dropouts for the past 4 years.
    Tensioner with horizontal drops?
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    Sorry Erik,

    I was referring to the horizontal "track ends" Surly uses on their 1x1 and KM.
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    But FWIW you can use tensioners on true horizontal drops that face forwards also.
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    I've been tension free with one tugnut on my Inbred. Get the XT skewer & don't be afraid to scuff up the dropouts with some sandpaper. Oh, and make sure it's tight. Stoopid tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutBum View Post
    I've been tension free with one tugnut on my Inbred..
    Tugnutts make the world of difference, I use LX skewers (yes cheap LX skewers) and I have 0 slippage on my surly 1x1 frame.
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    Don't use the Crank Bros. 2 piece skewers! They are expensive/heavy and won't hold my rear axle in place for crap. I even took a pair of channel locks and tightened the non-lever side as tight as I could get it. Ultimately I ended up using a zip tie to secure my rear wheel to the frame.

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    As far as I can tell XT skewers are not for 10mm thru-axles. They are 10x1, which would make me nervous going through my hub. I found some from DT Swiss, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by False View Post
    As far as I can tell XT skewers are not for 10mm thru-axles. They are 10x1, which would make me nervous going through my hub. I found some from DT Swiss, though.
    XT are the traditional 4mm shaft.

    DT 10mm RWS should do it. I love em.

    I've had bad luck with running only 1 tug, and a QR certainly always caused trouble for me on the brake side. The brake side sees high forces too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    Tensioner with horizontal drops?
    it is definitely confusing, but "tensioner" is also the word most people use to describe an axle puller or axle tug or whatever ever some people call them

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    I'm running a 10mm DT Swiss RWS on my bianchi SOK. Works a charm. I'm using it on a DT Swiss 240s. I mention this because I checked to see if I could run the same thing on a Hadley bolt-on rear hub but the 10mm skewer didn't fit that axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoochild View Post
    I'm running a 10mm DT Swiss RWS on my bianchi SOK. Works a charm. I'm using it on a DT Swiss 240s. I mention this because I checked to see if I could run the same thing on a Hadley bolt-on rear hub but the 10mm skewer didn't fit that axle.
    Hadleys should convertible to 10mm thru bolt I thought? I've been using a Hadley 10mm aluminum thru-bolt in my DT 240 for a while and it worked great on m Inbred's track ens

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    It's not that the Hadley isn't convertible to 10mm, it's that the standard issue ss bolt-on axle inner diameter would not accommodate the 10mm RWS skewer. It was just a hair too small. I'm sure that if I got the 10mm axle it'd be money. The inner diameter of the standard issue bolt-on 240s will accommodate the 10mm axle. Sorry for the confusion.
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