Seatstay chain peg

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby soapbox » 3 Nov 2019, 11:39am

Mick F...

Do you want this? It's one I made last year for a trip to Scotland, putting my bike on the back seat of my mate's car. I'll probably not use it again, and I'll just knock another one up in the unlikely event that I do need one. It's not dissimilar to the Park tool that you linked into your opening post, only much simpler. Nothing fancy, but it holds the chain in place. Made from an old mtb seatpost lever and a couple of washers. If it's any use to you, private message me your address and I'll send it to you. I don't want anything for it.
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby londonbikerider » 3 Nov 2019, 12:25pm

@Mick F: I think you posted a reply for another thread?

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Mick F » 4 Nov 2019, 10:23am

soapbox wrote:Mick F...
Do you want this?
No thanks.
I have something similar but not as nicely made!
I use a length of plastic tube cut to 130mm with a spare QR threaded through.
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Mick F » 4 Nov 2019, 10:28am

I found some thin wire, and wrapped it tightly, then soldered it.
I nut and bolted the spoke and stay together to get the alignment spot on.
Not easy soldering with a small soldering iron, though I heated the thing up with a heat gun to assist. Still not a neat job, but it's solid and strong and rigid. I wrapped a short length of PVC tape over the wire/solder to finish it off.

Seems to work a treat now.
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby soapbox » 4 Nov 2019, 5:48pm

Mick F wrote:I found some thin wire, and wrapped it tightly, then soldered it.
I nut and bolted the spoke and stay together to get the alignment spot on.
Not easy soldering with a small soldering iron, though I heated the thing up with a heat gun to assist. Still not a neat job, but it's solid and strong and rigid. I wrapped a short length of PVC tape over the wire/solder to finish it off.

Seems to work a treat now.


That looks very neat. Likey.

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Mick F » 4 Nov 2019, 6:57pm

........... and it works! :D

By selecting small/small or even middle/small so the chain is long, and hooking it over the spoke, the wheel is removable and replaceable so much easier.

Highly recommended if you don't have a chain peg on the frame ................... but you do need to use mudguards.
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby John1054 » 4 Nov 2019, 7:53pm

You should patent your latest version :D

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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby fastpedaller » 5 Nov 2019, 6:40pm

Here's one I made earlier today... I had some old mudguard stay fittings so I thought one would fit an M6 connector nut, but alas it's a different thread (only slightly bigger, maybe 1/4 UNF?) anyway, I used one of the old ones to fit the mudguard to the stay because the ones on the bike (Tortec 'guards) are M6, so I nicked one off the 'guard :shock: .
So here we have a stay fixing eye, with M6 stainless washer and M6 stainless connector nut - that's held it to the mudguard stay. Supplemented with a m8 stainless washer (I didn't have an M6 penny or other larger washer) held with an M6 stainless screw and it works! I'll put some locktite on the threads, and maybe a length of heat shrink on the section of stay beneath - the reason being that I've looked at 'failure modes' so if it ever shakes loose, I don't want it clashing with anything!
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby Mick F » 6 Nov 2019, 9:39am

Clever idea! :D
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Re: Seatstay chain peg

Postby fastpedaller » 6 Nov 2019, 10:30am

Mick F wrote:Clever idea! :D

Thanks. It's always worth saving old bits - however I've a garage full of old bits, and if I throw any of them out they are then critically needed a week later!