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    New question here. Road SS question - be forewarned...

    allrighty now.
    built up (stripped down) an eighties miyata. aray rims, stock crank, bull bars, shimano brakes.
    rear wheel is bolted, not qr.
    first major time out, rear slipped, bent axle walk home.

    second big outing - fix axel, crank down nice and tight, no problems.

    third outing - bike to work day. ride to work no problem. ride home, wheel slips (didnt check nuts, my bad. fix it all, tension sweet, then chain snaps. crap. bus ride home, drove back to pick er up.)
    LBS says pitch the frame, i say no, gotta have faith. front is 46, rear i didnt count, maybe 16.
    i am a clyde, 6' and 220.
    give me some ideas.
    gracias

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    What kind of nuts are you running? Maybe some good track nuts
    would give a better grip on the dropouts... Something like the ones
    listed at Harris Cyclery:

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html#bolts

    I'm running a fixie with track nuts and haven't run into any of
    the probs you've had (I'm a midweight, though). Same link has
    replacement axles, too.

    baker

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    What kind of nuts are you running? Maybe some good track nuts
    would give a better grip on the dropouts... Something like the ones
    listed at Harris Cyclery:

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html#bolts

    I'm running a fixie with track nuts and haven't run into any of
    the probs you've had (I'm a midweight, though). Same link has
    replacement axles, too.

    baker
    stock nuts, so that could be the trick. was thinkin of using a star, or split washer to see if that would help lock it down.
    thanks for the info.

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    I am 200+ .......

    and ride fixed with track nuts. No issues.

    JG

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    1. Get track nuts.

    2. Check chainline, this may be why the chain broke

    3. Lesson learned: Carry extra links and a chain tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    1. Get track nuts.

    2. Check chainline, this may be why the chain broke

    3. Lesson learned: Carry extra links and a chain tool.
    bad planning. didnt bring the hydrobag with the usual assortment of goodies. had chain tool, no spare links.
    tore it apart this evening, yet another bent axle. the existing nuts have serration. i will try some new ones, may strip the drops off better and maybe a thin lock washer for giggles.

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