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    Surly tugnut alternative

    hey guys,
    i really liked using the Surly tugnut for tension, but the bolt on the ChrisKing SS hub is too big for the tugnut. Before i whip out the drill. any of you guys using anything else ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoLLinFaTTies
    hey guys,
    i really liked using the Surly tugnut for tension, but the bolt on the ChrisKing SS hub is too big for the tugnut. Before i whip out the drill. any of you guys using anything else ?
    I drilled out a Spot Rocket tensioner to work with the CK SS hub, but I like the single bolt systems like the Redline ones better (as Ernie mentioned.)
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    I have a set of the redlines @ home that i need to return. The CK bolts are too big for those too

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoLLinFaTTies
    I have a set of the redlines @ home that i need to return. The CK bolts are too big for those too
    Good luck finding one that fits. I've tried a handful with the Fun Bolts and haven't found one that works without enlarging the hole.
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    The Redline ones are good. I've got a few sets of the Sinz ones as well.

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    I've been using these....pretty light, adds a little bling....

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    can you change the bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnelson
    can you change the bolts?
    On the CK SS Hub? Not to something with smaller diameter threads; it wouldn't fit properly into the hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    Good luck finding one that fits. I've tried a handful with the Fun Bolts and haven't found one that works without enlarging the hole.
    Thats what i figured. Time to get creative. Sheesh with the bigger bolts youd think CK would make such tensioner . Anyways thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoLLinFaTTies
    Thats what i figured. Time to get creative. Sheesh with the bigger bolts youd think CK would make such tensioner . Anyways thanks for the help.
    Are a lot of you guys really having problems with them slipping?

    I always figured that the reason King does not make such a tensioner, was because it was not necessary. I know a lot of *really* powerful guys (and some serious clydes) that run these and never experience any problems with slippage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unit
    Are a lot of you guys really having problems with them slipping?

    I always figured that the reason King does not make such a tensioner, was because it was not necessary. I know a lot of *really* powerful guys (and some serious clydes) that run these and never experience any problems with slippage.
    Yup. I've used the hub for at least 4-5 years on two titanium frames, and the serrations on the steel axle-end has smashed down so it no longer bites into the frame.

    I was just about to put in an order for a new axle because I strongly dislike using chaintugs unless absolutely necessary.
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    only way to use any tug with ck funbolts is to enlarge the hole.

    however, if you are going to use tugs might i suggest an alternative?

    get the qr conversion kit from ck (a good excuse to get a set of salsa qr's) and then use the surly tuggnut and qr washer. zero slipping and tool free wheel removal.
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    ohhhhhhh

    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    Yup. I've used the hub for at least 4-5 years on two titanium frames, and the serrations on the steel axle-end has smashed down so it no longer bites into the frame.

    I was just about to put in an order for a new axle because I strongly dislike using chaintugs unless absolutely necessary.
    I never considered the possibility of the hub seeing damage (knurling flattened) from a harder material.

    That does suck indeed. OTOH, King tensioners (if they existed) would probably be on par (price-wise) with a new axle (which would probably be King's recommended fix).

    Thanks for enlightening me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unit
    Are a lot of you guys really having problems with them slipping?
    i have to adjust them before pretty much every ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    only way to use any tug with ck funbolts is to enlarge the hole.

    however, if you are going to use tugs might i suggest an alternative?

    get the qr conversion kit from ck (a good excuse to get a set of salsa qr's) and then use the surly tuggnut and qr washer. zero slipping and tool free wheel removal.
    good idea !

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    Hows about an olde sckool church key?



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