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Chain Tugs? Which ones?

passoutpassout Posts: 4,609
edited January 2011 in Road general
Hi.

My main question is: which chain tugs would fit an SE draft lite (steel) fixie anyone? Are they basically the same or are some brands better? Does 8mm sound about right?

I've used s/s before but never bothered with chain tugs. Now I'm commuting every day I find myself loosing chain tension quite a bit. Never used them before, just how useful are they?

Thanks
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    MKS, they do two sizes so measure the thickness of your dropouts.

    http://www.hubjub.co.uk/mks/mks.htm

    Other sellers might have better prices.
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  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,609
    Thanks redvee
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • MKS beyond doubt, they are a little more expensive than others, but you really do get what you pay for.
    2012 Cannondale Synapse
  • http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/pair-of-black-all ... b1ffbfc152

    You actually only need to fit one, on the drive side.

    Only use it to get the tension correct. It's the wheel nut that stops the axle slipping, not this.

    I actually filed some of mine away to give more clearance. They are only aluminium, so easy to do.
    I also replaced the nut, which therefore requires a spanner to adjust it, with a wing nut.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    The MKS 8mm were too small for my Tricross but a bit of attention with a dremel type tool got them to fit the dropouts, I run with a pair of them. End of the day it's down to personal choice, some go with one, others two.
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