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Does anyone else have trouble with the ENO hub slipping? If so, what is the bike set-up (specifically frame)? Any known solutions?

Still trying to solve a recurrent problem.

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Originally I was able to set it up so the eccentric piece was directly inline (parallel) w/ the chainstay and had zero problems. Once the chain stretched I had too much slack and needed to remove a link, this is when problems started. Even installed a half-link to change positioning but it hasn't helped.
 

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if running it non fixed, tighten the non-drive side a bit more then the drive side. Keep doing this until it's very tight. Don't forget to grease threads please.

Running it fixed? tighten the drive side first more then the non-drive side, then tighten the whole shabang.

I hope this helps because this is how I fixed my problems when I used ENO the 1st time.

Also, use a combination (chainring vs freeweel) so that when the weight of the frame pushes down on the hub, it automatically sets the tension, then tighten the non-drive side 1st.

Then continue to ride.
 

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ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
Also, use a combination (chainring vs freeweel) so that when the weight of the frame pushes down on the hub, it automatically sets the tension, then tighten the non-drive side 1st.
I'll give it a shot, but I think that I am having the same problem as riderX. i.e. not enough bite surface on my smallish drop-outs. I am also riding it fixed which seems to exacerbate issues. I am worried about stripping bolts, but it is nice to give the old Bontrager an extended life. Maybe I'll have to determine a gear ratio to ride so that I can run the hub in the standard bolt hole.

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ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
if you have a chianring or freewheel with a lesser or one more tooth, try that. I also tried that and made my setup perfect.
That's why I tried the half-link. Not willing to compromise my gearing though and I don't have anything lying around anyway. I haven't given up yet though.

The eno is a great idea and I love the quality. I think if they kept the contact area solid (it's milled out so there is just an edge that makes contact) and nurled the surface it would solve these issues.

Interesting thing: I've got a friend w/ the eno on a Ti Mongoose. Figured if anyone would have problems w/ bite, it would be him since the Ti is so hard. But, no problems at all. Drops are flat plate style though.
 

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That's why I tried the half-link. Not willing to compromise my gearing though and I don't have anything lying around anyway. I haven't given up yet though.

The eno is a great idea and I love the quality. I think if they kept the contact area solid (it's milled out so there is just an edge that makes contact) and nurled the surface it would solve these issues.

Interesting thing: I've got a friend w/ the eno on a Ti Mongoose. Figured if anyone would have problems w/ bite, it would be him since the Ti is so hard. But, no problems at all. Drops are flat plate style though.
My experience is the same. I put an ENO on my Ti frame, expected to have all sorts of slippage problems to overcome, and haven't had even one. This despite ending up with the hub in the 11 o'clock position - about the worst possible I thought. I've been down steps, dropoffs, even over bumpy stuff.
On an almost related note, it seems like the tiny change in geometry and chainstay length has made the bike into some sort of bomber stable ride. Or maybe I just finally learned how to ride right.
 

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dodjy said:
Does anyone else have trouble with the ENO hub slipping? If so, what is the bike set-up (specifically frame)? Any known solutions?

Still trying to solve a recurrent problem.

dd..''
At first, it was great. Then the chain stretched and I adjusted the ENO to something like 10 oclock. Then it was either slipping or my chain was stretching. either way, i removed 2 links and got it to pointing straight up the chainstay (like 1:30 or so) and it's golden. i had to farg with by V brakes to get them to work OK (spacers beneath pads), but now it's great.

However, I overall find that the ENO hub is great for converting a frame to SS. but if you are starting from scratch, dont get ENO and a frame. it is associated with excess cheese consumption.

and my frame is ti, which is good. i *think* the ENO has ti ends, but i dont know for sure. but maybe ti-ti contact is good? as you can see in the pic, the ENO end piece does not make full contact with the DO but still works. this is before i removed the links.

if it was at all less expensive i would have an EBB put on my bike and sell the ENO.

 

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I didn't realize people were having so many problems with the ENO...I was just on the verge of ENOising my GT Zaskar...Anybody ENOised there Zaskar successfully? Maybe I'll just buy a single speed specific frame...we'll see.
 

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Bluebeat007 said:
I didn't realize people were having so many problems with the ENO...I was just on the verge of ENOising my GT Zaskar...Anybody ENOised there Zaskar successfully? Maybe I'll just buy a single speed specific frame...we'll see.
I think there are far more success stories than problems. There are just some dropouts that may not be ideal for the set up. It's a beautifully made, high quality hub that is a really cool and unique design. Don't write it off as an option yet.
 

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Great Tip!!!

ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
if running it non fixed, tighten the non-drive side a bit more then the drive side. Keep doing this until it's very tight. Don't forget to grease threads please.

Running it fixed? tighten the drive side first more then the non-drive side, then tighten the whole shabang.

I hope this helps because this is how I fixed my problems when I used ENO the 1st time.

Also, use a combination (chainring vs freeweel) so that when the weight of the frame pushes down on the hub, it automatically sets the tension, then tighten the non-drive side 1st.

Then continue to ride.
At my first SS race near the end the eno kept slipping, this would also happen after a few rides in a row, I would have to tighten it. I searched for an ENO slipping thread on this board and followed the advice to tighten the non-drive side 1st and tight, then the drive side if its not a fixie. Raced 30 miles today and still as tight as it was last night when I was getting the bike ready. Thanks
 

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Bluebeat007 said:
I didn't realize people were having so many problems with the ENO...I was just on the verge of ENOising my GT Zaskar...Anybody ENOised there Zaskar successfully? Maybe I'll just buy a single speed specific frame...we'll see.
I ran a ENO on my GT Borrego for over a year and never had a single problem. Just made sure it was tight before every ride.
 
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