Rear Mudhugger coming loose

Tom B

Über Member
Location
Lancashire
I have bought myself a rear Mudhugger for my FS bike.

The first time I have used it in anger today has shown a problem. The cable ties keep slipping back and coming undone which was annoying. Luckily I'd left a bit of a tail on them so was able to keep stopping and pulling them tight. Probably once a mile. The ride wasn't that rough and it was more the bumpy rocky path and high frequency that seemed a bigger problem.

I'm thinking that the ties are a bit rubbish and will try to buy some better ties.

Has anyone has similar issues and what ties or solutions do you use?
 
could you put a piece of innertube under the cable tie to help stop slippage.
 
The supplied cable ties aren't much use. Just get some decent ones and cinch them up tight.

Do they still supply a piece of thick helicopter tape to go on the chainstays? That'll do the same job as the above mentioned inner tube scrap, but look better doing it
 
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Tom B

Tom B

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Location
Lancashire
The supplied cable ties aren't much use. Just get some decent ones and cinch them up tight.

Do they still supply a piece of thick helicopter tape to go on the chainstays? That'll do the same job as the above mentioned inner tube scrap, but look better doing it
Cheers chaps..

To be clear it's not that ties slipping on the frame but the ties coming undone or unzipped. They just seem a bit naff I was able to snap them by pulling tight.

I've noticed there are more holes than ties so I'm going to replace all the ties with some decent ties from a local trusted tool merchant and fill all the holes.

Thick Helicopter tape was supplied and fitted after warming in the cooker.
 

Levo-Lon

Guru
As said, the suplied zip ties are not good enough. I think there 3mm
Fit wider ones. They will be a tight fit but you wont have any more probs.
The standard 4.5 or 5 mm screwfix or any diy will grip better.
Pull them tight with a plier and cut, Sand the cut edge back to the collar as these are surprisingly sharp and will gash your leg or hand when cleaning.

And fit the tape as sugested
 
Or buy yourself one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-4-4-8M...e394:m:mYKXdK_dCQpX80avchPGStw&frcectupt=true you pull the trigger to get it tight then twist to cut the tie nice & flush, every home should have one.
Whilst those zip tie specific tools do the job perfectly OK, I use my 'third hand' cable tool with equally perfect results... a useful multi-purpose tool IMO.

Or for a more ghetto method you can used round nose pliers and just roll them against the buckle to get some tension
 

Phaeton

Grumpy Old Barstool
Location
Oop North (ish)
It depends how many you are doing we used to do cable runs using 100's at a time
 

Levo-Lon

Guru
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