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    Surly's bad tugnut design

    Surly's tugnut looks pretty cool but the upper 'flame' just so happens to perfectly block the eyelet for running a rear fender on a 1x1. Putting the bolt through the other side is a problem too because then I can't pull the wheel out of the track because the bolt head runs into the spacers.

    Did Surly expect nobody to take them up on running a rear fender or something. My first commute in the rain made a fender seem like a good idea.

    Looks like its grind time w/ the dremel.
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    How necessary is a tugnut on a commuter? I havn't had a problem in over two years of commuting. It may make chain tensioning a little easier but a tugnut doen't appear to be necessary to keep the axle in place unless you use a QR.
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    Its probably not that big of deal in reality -I don't mind grinding the tug down, but it shows bad foresight on Surly's part.

    FWIW, I'm using a QR.
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    bottle opener

    I think they made it that way
    so the bottle opener function of the flame would work no matter what side you run the tensioner on

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    That makes sense. I was looking at it as side specific, which it isn't.

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    Before you grind those 20 dollar a piece Tugnuts, I'd recommend getting these:

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...=593&pagename=

    7 bucks and they'll work.

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    Wink Great Recommendo Frozen K!!

    I didn't get the chance to reply sooner. Go with what he's suggested, that's why I run mine like I do.
    (Added Bonus is it also makes running my antique q/r mounted trailer easier to attatch.)
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    Too Late! ..But it worked & they still look sweet:-)

    -Thanks for the suggestion though...
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    New question here. Solution was???

    ~Bolt it all up from the inside on the right and to the brake perch on the left?

    ~Use the u-shaped loops??

    ~Post pics of the finished product.

    p.s. How are you liking your crankset?? Saint/Hones, correct??

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    My solution was to use a dremel cutting wheel to slice off the top of the 'flame' on the tugs (just the first upper one, not the one on the end of the tug).

    I couldn't bolt the fender stays on the inside because the bolthead blocked the spacers on the driveside, and the stays were more stable on the outside. That and it was easier to get more tire clearence bolting them on the outside.

    *The Saints are great. Its more crank than needed on a commuter, but its nice to know they can take a beating. On the trail they really shine when you hammer down, there's nothing flexy about them. I got them -when the Saint line first came out- on eBay for real cheap. Again, something lighter would be ideal, but I had the parts and didn't want to spend when I didn't have to.
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