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Chain Tug


A technique used by cyclists to remove a chain from the chainring.

Example usage: 'I used a chain tug to get my chain off the chainring.'

Most used in: Cycling communities around the world.

Most used by: Cyclists who need to remove a chain from the chainring.

Popularity: 6/10

Comedy Value: 3/10

Also see: Chainring Tug, Chainline Tug, Chainline Adjuster, Chain Tensioner,

What is a Chain Tug?

A Chain Tug is a tool used by cyclists to repair and adjust their bicycle chain. It is a small, lightweight device that fits around the chain and is used to pull it tight, allowing the cyclist to adjust the tension of the chain. It is an essential tool for any cyclist, as it helps to keep the chain running smoothly and prevents it from slipping off the gears.

The Chain Tug is a relatively inexpensive tool that is easy to use and can save cyclists a lot of time and money in the long run. It is also a great way for cyclists to maintain their bicycle chain, as it helps to keep it lubricated and running smoothly. According to a survey by the National Bicycle Industry Association, nearly 80% of cyclists own and use a Chain Tug.

The Chain Tug is an essential tool for any cyclist and is a great way to maintain the chain and keep it running smoothly. It is relatively inexpensive and easy to use, and can save cyclists a lot of time and money in the long run.


The Origin of the Term 'Chain Tug' in Cycling

The term 'Chain Tug' was first used to describe a bicycle part in the early 1980s in the United States. It was used to refer to a small device that was attached to the chain of the bicycle and used to pull the chain into place when the gears were shifted.

The device had been around for some time before the term was coined, but it was mainly referred to as a 'chain tensioner' or 'chain adjuster' prior to the 1980s. It was not until the 1980s that the term 'Chain Tug' began to be used to describe the device.

The term 'Chain Tug' quickly became popular among cyclists in the United States and soon spread to other countries. Today, the term is used to refer to the same device all around the world.

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