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Surly Hurdy Gurdy - Black
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Surly Hurdy Gurdy Chain Tensioner

  • Hurdy Gurdy is another nifty device that keeps a rear wheel from slipping forward in the dropout under pedal load
  • Designed for Surly Cross-Check's semi-horizontal front-loading dropouts, and will also work on many other similar dropouts
  • Investment cast of stainless steel for durability and good looks
  • Please note: This item is black in color
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StarStarStarStarStar This thing works!

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Product: Surly Hurdy Gurdy - Black
Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Keeps the back wheel from slipping in the drop out

Cons

Another step you have to deal with when you are changing a flat tire. Be careful not to lose the little parts!

Other Thoughts

If you have a steel bike with horizontal drop outs (Fuji Touring, Windsor Tourist, Surley Straggler, etc), this gadget is for you. On steel bikes with long chain stays and horizontal drop-outs, you can actually cause enough flex in the chain stays to move the wheel when you stand up and hammer. When you add this along with a steel skewer, it will stop that nonsense and remove some the the flex in the rear end. Highly recommended...

StarStarStarStarStar Solved an aggravating problem

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Product: Surly Hurdy Gurdy - Black
Ownership: two months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

For years I've been having an issue with my Cross Check wherein the axle would slide forward in the drive side dropout under a hard load. Apparently this is common on this bike. It would cause the tire to rub the frame and I'd have to stop and fix it. Very annoying. I tried a few different skewers, including bolt style, and cranked them down hard, but the problem persisted. Upon finding out that Surly had made this part to address the problem I immediately bought it and instantly the problem is solved. It's great. Installation is simple and after a couple months it appears to be a solid and permanent solution.

Cons

Due to the design you inherently lose a bit of space in the dropout. When I'm touring with this bike, I run the axle all the way back for a longer wheelbase and more stability with a load on the bike. This is slightly impacted using this part. Really, it's a very small compromise on something I only do occasionally, but I guess worth mentioning. Well worth getting rid of the slippage issue, to be sure.

As a potential con, it does stick out a bit and could be damaged in a crash. It does seem like it could stand up to some abuse, so I'm not very worried about that.

Other Thoughts

It looks like this could work on other bikes with similar dropouts.

StarStarStarStarStar Hurdy Purdy

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Product: Surly Hurdy Gurdy - Black
Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Works as advertised. Simple to use

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

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