Gallery: Jeff’s Raleigh One Way

This is my 2008 Raleigh One Way. She’s my “go to” bike, simple and sweet. Stock with a few add ons:

  • Frame treated with Frame Saver
  • Dimension rear rack and bottle cages
  • Surly Tuggnutt chain tensioner
  • Niterider MiNewt USB headlight
  • Blackburn Mars 4.0 taillight and frame pump
  • MKS touring/ cross pedals
  • Books Challenge tool bag
  • Nigel Smythe mini bar bag

—Jeff

8 Responses to “Gallery: Jeff’s Raleigh One Way”

  • sygyzy says:

    What is the chain tensioner for? I thought the One-Way was already a SS/FG bike. Aren’t tensioners for conversions?

  • ToddBS says:

    Chain tensioners like the Tugnut adjust the forward/backward position of the axle in track ends (ie, horizontal ‘dropouts’). Not to be confused with a hanging, derailleur-style tensioner that you would find on a converted bike with vertical dropouts.

    Surly calls it a chain tensioner, but I’ve seen them called axle tensioners elsewhere, mostly to avoid the confusion I guess.

  • ToddBS says:

    Oh yeah, and the bike is absolutely beautiful. I love that color scheme. The Cross Check had a metallic green a few years back. I’ve searched high and low for a used one in a 52cm to no avail.

  • Jeff says:

    @ sygyzy
    The Surly Tuggnut is actually a safety device that keeps the rear wheel from slipping forward when you’re really “standin’ on it”. The “08 One Way has rear facing dropouts or track ends as some call it. The wheel has to slide forward to remove the chain but the tensioner prevents it from slipping while climbing, etc.. Thanks for your interest, Jeff

  • Jeff says:

    Oh, ToddBS beat me to it! and thanks for the complement Todd.

  • Surly John says:

    Sweet. Very sweet. Nice job on the build.

    jp

  • Jeff says:

    @ Surly John
    Thanks John, I can’t take much credit on the build but I too appreciate the job Raleigh did on this one. Jeff

  • Surly John says:

    @Jeff
    I realized after I posted that is pretty stock but it LOOKS lilke a custom build and you have personalized it nicely with the accessories. Ride that bike!

    jp

 
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