|can't get hub to stay put||DougSloan|
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? nm||DougSloan|
Mar 20, 2003 9:41 AM
|Kink chain tensioner/dropout protector 3/8"||MB1|
Mar 20, 2003 10:29 AM
|$13 ea from bikezoneinc.com.
1 works, 2 is better.
|Do you have a picture of this setup? nm||jvr-oclv|
Mar 21, 2003 8:29 AM
|No but you can see it at the webseller noted above. nm||MB1|
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 put||desmo|
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 nm||DougSloan|
Mar 22, 2003 5:04 PM