Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Glue?!?!?
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09-05-05, 03:26 PM
Am all set up on making my folding Raleigh twenty a fixie (54t ->14t on 20" 406 wheels) but for one small problem - the dura-ace track cog leaves no room on the bmx hub for a lock-ring.
I've heard people say you can get away with glueing but I'm not sure what kind to use; I'm in the UK so I'm not sure if I can get JB Weld. Ideally if someone can recommend something I can pick up in the local DIY hypermarket it'd be most appreciated. (I considered araldite - but it's too messy to attempt if it's crap - plus I had a laughable attempt at Cyronacrylate Superglue this evening that instantly told me in about three turns of the wheel that it really wasn't gonna cut the mustard...)
Sorry if this is a recurring topic. Just want to know a UK glue that will get me proper fixed!
Thanks in advance
09-05-05, 04:08 PM
Try some thread locker or an epoxy like JB Weld. That is probably what these people you heard talking about "glue" were talking about. I don't personally know if that stuff works, but this isn't cutting it:
09-05-05, 04:16 PM
but this stuff isn't cutting it:
LOL! Do you have 'Prit Stik' in the US?
I'm gonna have a look at the Auto and DIY places tomorrow; if I don't find some then there appears to be someone on eBay selling JB Weld to the UK so I should be ok. Just impatient now - the chainline is perfect, the tension sweet and now I can't run till I get the glue :(
09-05-05, 04:27 PM
Get the strongest epoxy available in your area... that's what JB Weld is
09-05-05, 07:34 PM
while i was in the UK i tried to do the same thing, but i had a hell of a hard time finding an epoxy strong enough. And no one and the B&Q had any clue what I was looking for. Tfere are a couple of different epoxys they have there for binding metal to metal, but the one I got was sh!te. Just find the one with stats most comparable to those of JB Weld:
Tensile Strength: 3960psi
Flex Strength: 7320
Tensile Lap Shear: 1040
Hope that helps...
09-06-05, 07:18 PM
Thanks people. I found some Loctite "SuperSteel" epoxy that looks similar to JB weld - it's kinda silvery and sets rock hard. I've done the deed and it seems to be holding just fine. Now all I need to do is... remember... to... keep.... peddalling.... :)
This thread reminds me of that Ramones song.
:eek: :eek: :eek: That TWENTY is sweeeeeeet!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
09-06-05, 08:11 PM
Thanks! It cost a bit to get that way... ;)
Here's how it looks after the mods... Got a good straight chainline!
(And how it used to look before I bought it)
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