Looking for a bit of feedback/info. Anyone used a chain tug with a mech hanger to convert a horizontal dropout SS MTB frame (on one inbred in his case) into a geared bike?
Worth doing? What are the downsides?
What spacing does it have?
What about getting a hanger brazed on? I had a hanger snap-off, and Winston Vaz stuck a new one on for not very much money.
Yeah like a TT bike.
I believe it’s a 130 or 135. Recently bought it used and the guy I bought it from had mentioned he’d run it 1x10 in the past by using a chain tug with a mech hangar.
I have a rear, geared MTB wheel ready to go but just wanted to get some feedback on the downsides of using one of these.
Wanted to try this initially so I can swap between geared and SS depending on where I’m taking the bike.
Yes, that’s the one I’m looking at. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with them and if there are any issues with using them.
A brazed on one wouldn’t stop you using it single speed
I’ve used the DMR one.
Might need ‘finessing’ depending on the shape of your ends but works well.
Pretty sure it went straight on on my Pomp (straight edge on bottom of track end) but needed some filing to fit on my Day One (curved edge on bottom of track end).
You wanting swap between ss and gears or fixed and gears?
Thanks. I’m wanting to swap between SS and Gears on an On One Inbred 29er.
Heard about the DMR solution and seems to be the best option. Will order one and give it a go.
Likely the shape of the Inbred ends will be pretty similar to the Pomp so should work well for you.
I asked about ss v fixed as, in my experience, running fixed on a wide rear end is a bit of a bodge in terms of chainline. SS should be fine though.
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