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Author:  Harryburgundy [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:45 pm ]
Post subject:  singlespeed and tuggnuts and qr skewers

Mmmm...I would much rather have bolt-up but maybe I have to play with what I have got.....question is...has anybody run track-end with QR (or bolt) skewers. Did you use a tuggnut...any alternatives to Surly with their 6mm adapter.

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Author:  jamabikes [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:29 pm ]
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yep steel qr, shimano iirc, and a set of snafu tug nuts. they were just standard bmx ones.

Author:  letmetalktomark [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:02 pm ]
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I currently use a single DMR chain tug with a Halo bolt up skewer and it works really well.

Lighter than a bolt up too 8)

From BITD & BMX I only used one chain tug.

Adjust tug to tension chain then align wheel - tighten and away you go
:D

Author:  Harryburgundy [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:09 pm ]
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Thank you gentlemen...that's what I will do.
I did buy a Surly earlier...bit chunky but I'll see how it works
Ta
Carl

Author:  kaiser [ Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:14 pm ]
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Steel Shimano QR here .

Author:  suburbanreuben [ Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:14 pm ]
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Shimano Skewers. Sheldon recommends them, and so do I. Clamp a lot tighter than Ti!
I wouldn't fancy aligning the wheel without tug nuts though...

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Author:  kaiser [ Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:26 pm ]
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Saw the frame 8) shim skewers might not look the best. What about steel salsa's best boutique skewer IMO. MKS tug nuts are nice and neat too.

Author:  Harryburgundy [ Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:05 pm ]
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kaiser wrote:
Saw the frame 8) shim skewers might not look the best. What about steel salsa's best boutique skewer IMO. MKS tug nuts are nice and neat too.


I have gone for Halo bolt-up skewers and a salsa tug...not my favourite item...but I'll have a go. MKS are nice agree.

So...just need some bars now.....risers :D

Edit...before I get a wise comment :wink: ...all I need to buy are some bars...everything else on it's way

Author:  Olliepen [ Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:17 pm ]
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I used some tugnuts and a quick release here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0

Not had it rolling yet but I'm sure it will be fine.

Author:  Harryburgundy [ Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:21 pm ]
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I do prefer the look of those tugnuts....

Author:  Olliepen [ Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:15 am ]
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Harryburgundy wrote:
I do prefer the look of those tugnuts....


They are DMR chaintugs - cheeper thatn the surley and you get 2!!

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... odelID=216

Author:  bryan555 [ Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:19 pm ]
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I'm using budget steel QRs with one MKS tug.

Working well for me now. Cheaper tugs bent, and DMRs didn't fit my dropouts :roll:

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