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Seatstay chain peg

Postby Mick F » 1 Nov 2019, 3:43pm

I have a brazed on peg on Mercian. I specified it when I had the frame built eons ago, and use it every single time I take the rear wheel out as the chain is held away and nicely stowed. Easy peasy to get the wheel out and back in. If you don't want to get your finger mucky, use a screwdriver to lift the chain.
I used to have a Raleigh Clubman, and that had one, so it was an easy thing to do to specify one on a custom frame-build.

Excellent fitting, a couple or three inches above the RH dropout.

However, can you buy a clamp-on peg?
Moulton could really do with one.

On another thread, this was mentioned but it's far to expensive and complicated for what I want.
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby amediasatex » 1 Nov 2019, 3:45pm

p clamp + long(er) bolt?

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Brucey » 1 Nov 2019, 3:48pm

Bodge-tastic suggestion; self-tapping screw?

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Mick F » 1 Nov 2019, 3:51pm

........ so I take it that there's nothing on the market then?
Bodge it or create something?

Nothing purpose-made out there?
Why not?
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Brucey » 1 Nov 2019, 3:56pm

dummy hubs work quite well for transit. I quite like chain pegs but I have seen quite a few torn off when folk have pedalled off (after a puncture or something) without first making sure they have taken the chain off...

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby DNC123 » 1 Nov 2019, 4:01pm

Chain pegs are a bit old school. They were a bit old school when they were new!!!

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Mick F » 1 Nov 2019, 4:05pm

Brucey wrote:dummy hubs work quite well for transit.
Yeah, fine, but you still have to take the wheel out and put it back.
Simple with a chain peg.

I'm going to have to get my thinking cap on and work out a way of reproducing on on Moulton. Main issue is that the seatstays are very shallow angled.
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby foxyrider » 1 Nov 2019, 4:08pm

not seenone for a while but i did have a clip on plastic chain peg at one point. Definately a useful gubbins to have, i now have a q/r chain carrier thing for unwheeled transport / storage, nowhere near as neat a solution.
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Mick F » 1 Nov 2019, 4:17pm

Mick F wrote:I'm going to have to get my thinking cap on and work out a way of reproducing on on Moulton. Main issue is that the seatstays are very shallow angled.
Quick look gives me the idea of using the vertical mudguard stay. The seatstay is far too shallow an angle.
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby mattsccm » 1 Nov 2019, 5:26pm

The plastic clip on ones were quite common. Silver if I recall. Good match for the Moulton.

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby scottg » 1 Nov 2019, 5:36pm

Columbine makes a plastic and braze-on version.
Cheaper than Cinelli Biavlent hub. :)

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby rjb » 1 Nov 2019, 7:21pm

Ive seen one on the web that looked like a cable tie mounted on the chainstay. £8 :roll:
i think it may be the one linked to above from columbine
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Sheldons not very complemenatry about them:-
"Chain Hanger
Some bikes have a small brazed-on peg facing inward near the bottom of the right seat stay. This is intended to support the chain when the rear wheel has been removed for some reason. This is, in practice, a pretty useless feature"
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Brucey » 1 Nov 2019, 10:31pm

Mick F wrote:…..Quick look gives me the idea of using the vertical mudguard stay.


a thought; could you simply put a kink (shoulder) in the mudguard stay?

I guess it may cost you one mudguard stay to find out...?

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby tim-b » 2 Nov 2019, 6:00am

Hi
Do you know an electrician? Ask for an assortment of self-grip round cable clips. If the diameter is right, super glue the nail in place and chuck one in your saddle bag https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Cable_Accessories_Index/Cable_Clips_2/index.html

If that doesn't work then make sure that you ask for a couple of cable tie plugs as well (https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/FXCTP100B.html - also available in white) and cable tie it to the tube

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Mick F » 2 Nov 2019, 6:37am

I like the cable clip idea.
I have a few of different sizes. I'll have to check if I have any small enough.

Also, the idea of bending a mudguard stay has merit. I've already considered this and as I have a few stays spare - nice long ones from a "normal" bike. :wink:

If I could put a rightangle in it then double-back maybe 10mm and another rightangle to carry on vertically, it would produce a nice hook.
Can you bend a stainless stay like that?
How about using a blowtorch to get it red hot?
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