- alfine non-turn washers and chain tugs!
just looking at how my alfine hub will fit into my horizontal dropouts and seems that it ain’t gonna work with the sinz chain tensioners that i’ve got as the lugs on the non-turn washer aren’t long enough to go through the tensioner (and tensioner hole is round) and locate in the dropout. initial thought is that i can cut a corresponding slot in the tensioner so that the washer locates in the tensioner rather than the dropout! anyone else had this and how did you get round it. cheers.Posted 7 years agossboggySubscriber
I run an Alfine on a Cotic Simple and don’t bother with any chain tugs at all, i just pull the wheel back and tighten the nuts on the axle, this has worked absolutely fine for nearly a year. When i take out the Alfine wheel and put the ss wheel back in i do use a chain tug on the drive side, which i find i do need to stop the wheel moving. If i where you i would just give it a go without any tugsPosted 7 years agoMostly BalancedMember
You could run it with a chain tug on the drive side and a non-turn washer on the disc side. As long as you’re not a big bloke or too strong that shouldn’t be a problem.
If you’re confident messing about with the Alfine axle spacing and have a machine shop on hand to make up custom spacers you could run the washers on the insides of the dropouts.Posted 7 years ago
ssboggy – don’t bother with any chain tugs at all
doh, didn’t even think of that, it was always ok on our self-built trackers as kids!
while i’m asking questions, what chain should i use, is there a specific width for the standard alfine hub? hoping the reply is 1/8th as i’ve got a betd chainring lined up!
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