Uber lovely new version of our long standing and very effective design. These are used to tension the chain in any frame with slot drop-outs.
JonB, Thanks for that - I wasn't expecting one for free but it is much appreciated. In regards to the taperlock - I am not a bike engineer (but I am an engineer) and in my opinion the angle of the taper is not steep enough for it to work effectively. From reading the spiel about the taperlock system I was expecting that I could potentially run QR skewers and not have the wheel slip but I am running allen key bolts on a Dice Shuffle Hub and even when I do them up until they make horrible noises I still get wheel slippage when I get out of the saddle. I even stripped paint off of the contact areas to try and get it to grip better without any luck. Hopefully the tugnut will sort me out. Still love the bike!!! Cheers, Gags
Yes, of course, Gags, Chris will be contacting you to arrange sending you a chaintug free of charge... Sorry you've had problems.
I only need a tugnut because the taperlock system on my 29er Inbred doesn't hold the rear wheel in place - a bit disappointing given that the promise of not having to run a tugnut was what led me to buy the Inbred over some other brands that I was considering at the time. Don't get me wrong - I love the bike - but I am pretty disappointed in the whole taperlock system as it in my experience it does not live up to the hype. Any chance of getting a tugnut sent over via Royal Mail so that it doesn't break the bank? Gags
Hi Alexander. You're welcome to return it and order the solid axle tugs you require. http://www.on-one.co.uk/help/returns-and-refunds
Yes, I'm afraid so- as we ship with a courier there is a minimum charge. Sorry, hope you can find something suitable more locally.
Does it really cost $41.20 US to post one of these to Australia?? Seems a bit excessive??
I bought a QR chaintug a while back, and have not used it. When I bought some hubs, they were solid axle type, so is there any chance I can send it back and get two solid axle type's sent out in return? Thanks
Yes, James, try two of these if you are running gears. Not sure Bicycle magic will have any in stock though.
I have just built up my On One inbred Slot Frame and I am finding that during a ride my wheel keeps shifting even when super tight causing the disc alignment to go as well as the gears.. I am running QR and gears. Will the above solve the problem? How many do I need? Does your showroom in London (Bike Magic) Stock them? James
Yep, hole diameter is 5mm for the QR version, 10mm for the Solid Axle version.
Hi i am using an old iron frame to build my fixie, but i need to know how many MM the tug hole is.. Thanks
Hi Phil, that's correct these don't fit swapouts, only slot dropout frames. We are working on a new swapout-compatible version at the moment.
Just received the on one QR chaintug but it doesn't fit the Whippet carbon drop out/frame set up. Do you have any advise on which chaintug will fit?
Hello again BIBI, we're still waiting on samples at the moment.
Ok Thomas. Any URL do see it ?
Hi BIBI, we have some new anodised swapouts for the Carbon 456 that will work better with chaintugs as there is more room around the slot.
Hello Is there any chaintug compatible with 456 carbon now ? Thanks
JonB, Thanks for the reply and apologies for the delay (Inbred has been gathering dust while I trained for a big road ride - back on it yesterday though!!!). I am not running QR on the rear - I am using a Dice Shuffle Hub and using the 10 mm allen head bolts which I am tightening up to within an inch of their lives and yet the taperlock devices still won't hold the rear wheel in place when I get out of the saddle going up a hill (I am a pretty big guy though at 195cm, 102kg, and running 180mm SS cranks!!!). Is there anything I can do to improve the hold of the taperlocks (I was really hoping not to have to run a tugnut!!)
Hi martin, the easiest way to solve this problem is to use a half link or a half link chain, or perhaps change the gearing by 1 tooth.
do you intend to do any longer 4mm allen bolts, as with a 8 speed or heavy duty chain the bolts are rather short and i had to remove the lock nuts to tension my chain, or is it set up for a half link chain, i have the 2nd gen inbread,
Hi Peter, sorry to hear you're having problems. If you could get in touch with our customer service guys by emailing email@example.com or phoning 01709 386666 and they should be able to help.
I just tried to fit the on one chain tug to my new carbon whippet. It don't fit because it is too wide to slide along the slot! The only way i can see to make it work is to put it instead of on the QR side of the frame but to fit it on the inside of the frame. The issue here is that it is real difficult to squeeze in and when it is in there is no axle in the slot! Not good! Any advice would be welcome.
Yes, Gags, will work fine. I'm assuming you're running QR as the taperlock drop-outs aren't working very well? In which case you need the QR version of the chain tug :) Let me know if you have any more problems.
Will one of these work on the Gen 2 Inbred 29er frames?? I have just finished building mine up and the Taperlock system does not hold the wheel firmly enough and every time I am out of the saddle the back axle moves forward on the drive side. If they will fit, what is the size of each of the respective holes for the QR and Solid Axle variants?
Thanks you :) I wish you (all On-on team) a happy new year. I Will stay tuned about new chaintug ;)
We are working on a tug that will work perfectly with the Carbon 456. Our designer will check out the links you suggest. You're right, it's something we do need, and really, we are working on it! Thanks.
Thanks jonB for your answer. But, don't you think On-one must provide good Chaintug for 456 carbon frame ??? Also, Inside mouting isn't a good idea because it growing de 135mm axe (=> going to 137/138mm around) I've bought 2 BMX ChainTug and cutting them to properly adjust to 456 frame, allowed outside mounting :) see pictures here http://img193.imageshack.us/i/dscf6242b.jpg/ Also, thinks MKS chaintug will be great for 456 carbon http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c5/Chaintug.jpg
Hello Bibi. The problem is that currently the Carbon 456 doesn't work well with our chain tugs. We are expecting new swap-outs and chain tugs that work with the Carbon 456 soon. The tug in the picture is a Surly one that fits inside the drop-outs. Sorry not to be of more help.
Hi Jeroen. I'm assuming you have a slot drop-out Scandal frame? If so, then one chain tug should suffice. If your frame has vertical drop-outs you'll need to run a chain tensioner as well.
What do you recommend for a scandal frame with a rohloff hub; 0, 1 or 2 tugs?
Hi, I've got a 456 carbon frame with horizontal dropout... and unable to mount any chaintug. I'm forced to put it inside see here for unterstand http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/blogs/1264156154931-6we6bo41i3hw-798-75.jpg is it "normal" ? sorry for my poor english, i'm french
Hi Julian. The solid axle version is 10mm diamtre so it should fit. But I'm no expert on Speicalized frames though so can't guarantee that.
Hi, will this fit my Specialized Tricross Single Speed? I think I need a 10mm one.
Hi Silas. Chaintugs can only work with a slot (horizontal) drop out frame I'm afraid.
Hi. Are these chaintugs for track ends only, or could they in someway suit my fixed gear with vertical dropouts?
No need to use chain tugs with Alfine hub gears by the way.
i'm intending to fit an Alfine 11 speed hub onto a Pompetamine frame (my first experience on horizontal dropouts!) should i use chaintugs? thanks.
I would recommend using two chaintugs with QR and gears.
Do I need 1 0r 2 of these for use on a slot dropout inbred? I'm using gears and QR. Cheers
Stevo, who is our single speed expert, recommends that 1 is better than 2, although of course 2 will work.
Must I buy one or two for one Bike?