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I am considering a frame that has track ends. The rest of the build will pretty much be a budget build with parts from the old parts bin. My biggest question is about my wheelset. I have an extra sets of Mavics laying around that are laced to XT hubs. Is is possible to use these wheels with track ends or do I need bolt-on hubs? If bolt-ons are required, is it possible to get away with bolt-on skewers like those sold on Nashbar(see link)?

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?...rand=&sku=8197&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=

Thanks for the help!
Donkey
 

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surly tuggnut chain tensioner

i used a king 8/9 speed hub with a salsa qr skewer on my kelly ss frame. the frame had sub 11 (track end) dropouts.

i used the surly tuggnut. it works perfectly with qr skewers. use this baby driveside with any skewer you want and you shouldn't get slippage. it's kinda pricey ($20 at www.universalcycles.com), but like I said, it worked really well....no probs!!!

the tuggnut comes with a washer that reduces the size of thw axle hole so you can use it with a qr skewer (the washer ain't shown in the pic).

<img src=https://www.universalcycles.com/images//products/large/2211.jpg>

cheers!
 

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Your mileage may vary ...

I ran my Karate Monkey with XT hubs and XT skewers for a year and a half without slippage. Granted, I did slip a large lockwasher from Home Depot in between the QR and the drops, and granted I'm 165 pounds. But again it worked for me, so you might want to just try it out and see if it holds for you.
 
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