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can't get hub to stay put(10 posts)

can't get hub to stay putDougSloan
Mar 20, 2003 7:57 AM
My chain on the Pista keeps loosening. The nuts on the rear hub just won't seem to stay put. Do the "real" track nuts make a difference? Yesterday I nearly threw the chain on a downhill section at 34 mph. Scary. I imagine it would have been a "downer." Any advice? Thanks.

Track nuts really help-they slip a lot less.MB1
Mar 20, 2003 8:13 AM
Another thing you can do is go to a BMX shop and get hub retainers-they are really popular with freestyle riders.
thanks; what are hub retainers? nmDougSloan
Mar 20, 2003 9:41 AM
Kink chain tensioner/dropout protector 3/8"MB1
Mar 20, 2003 10:29 AM
$13 ea from

1 works, 2 is better.
Do you have a picture of this setup? nmjvr-oclv
Mar 21, 2003 8:29 AM
No but you can see it at the webseller noted above. nmMB1
Mar 21, 2003 8:38 AM
I saw the parts on websellers site but...jvr-oclv
Mar 21, 2003 9:16 AM
am having trouble visualizing the installation. Is there a picture showing them installed on the site you mentioned and I maybe did not see it?
re: can't get hub to stay putdesmo
Mar 20, 2003 4:59 PM
Real track nuts will make a big difference. My Pista is old enough to have come with the good ones, and my axel has never slipped pushing 48x17 up hills etc. Plus a good track nut will not chew up the drop-outs (and the low end Pista's are not that beefy to begin with).
Forget quick-release rear axles!Alexx
Mar 22, 2003 11:40 AM
You really need track nuts on the rear. Carry around a "peanut-butter wrech" with you (15mm, closed end)in your wedge pack. Tighten the bolts down reeeal tight, too.
got the track nuts; all's well; thanks nmDougSloan
Mar 22, 2003 5:04 PM