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Poll: Surly Solid Axle, Tuggnut or No

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    To Tuggnut or not Tuggnut

    Running surly hub with solid axle/lock nuts. Debating on throwing a tuggnut on there too. How many run that combo or skip the tuggnut altogether. This is NOT involving QR axles.

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    I've not needed tugnuts, QR or not. I'd say skip, unless you run into slippage issues.

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    I agree with p nut. I've never needed them. Give it a shot without them first and it'll always be available if you change your mind or need it

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    i use em on the drive side of both my trackend, solid axle bikes - ss 29er & ss/fixed commuter. it was very convenient that they came in a 2-pack
    tugs make it real easy to put the wheel back in the exact same spot or when i need to move it back slightly to tighten chain when it stretches a bit.
    i think they provide a lot of usefulness for a very small outlay.
    Last edited by markaitch; 12-29-2010 at 05:28 AM.

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    I've not had issues with slippage on my 1x1 since I went to a bolt on axle.

    They are a little bit nice for setting chain tension, but I haven't had any issues doing it 'freehand' either.
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    I have had bolted axles slip enough to let the chain come off, I definitely recommend some sort of tensioner. My personal favorite is from Redline; lightweight and easy to use.

    I actually use two. That way, if/when I have to take the back wheel off I can easily put it back in the same location. They also make setting the chain tension very easy.

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    +1 Redline tensioner. I did have to hacksaw mine to get them to fit my dropouts but they've been working great since.

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    I had to use a Tuggnut with my bolt on hubs to prevent slipping. (Phil Wood to Karate Monkey) I vote tuggnut.

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    Another vote for tuggnut.

    I seem to always have some slippage without them. Might be that I'm a heavier guy compared to most. They are abit of a hassle when changing the wheel,etc.

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    I had one on a track bike years ago and it was more trouble than it was worth. I run bolt on hubs and no tugnut with no problems getting chain tension or centering my wheel.

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    without a tug i'd continue to hurl my nuts into my stem on a regular basis....

    tug away my friend....tug away....
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    I had a Surly bike and never needed a tugnut/or similar, I agree with p nut, only add if need be. IMO the Surly tugnuts are overpriced, I use the Redline chain tensioner on my Muss.

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    I prefer some sort of tug nut on my sliding dropouts over really cranking down on the axle nuts, and I did use the Surly version for a while, but now use the Redline version exclusively. I bought a Surly QR spacer (for the actual TuggNut) and put it with the Redline one and I can now use a QR skewer on my SS bike. I do miss the bottle opener on the TuggNut tho.

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    Went with the redline. Seems nice. Fits the 1x1 fine and gives a lot more piece of mind for such a small, light, cheap part.

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