Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - freewheel removal question
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ok so here lies my problem:
i have a flip flop hub, on my fixed gear side, my lockring magically popped off today and the lockring threads on the hub are stripped. what i'm curious about is can i remove the freewheel and pop the fixed gear w/ the lockring on the other side? or am i gonna need a new hub? if i can remove the freewheel and put the fg/lockring on the otherside how can i remove the freewheel w/o a freewheel remover?
thanks in advance
is it a fixed/fixed or fixed/free flip-flop hub?
02-17-06, 02:14 PM
you can use a lockring spanner on certain freewheels
02-17-06, 02:16 PM
are we talking about a freewheel or a fixed cog?
its a fixed/free so i dont think it's gonna work how i would hope, which is cheap, but kinda still hoping for some options until i can get a new hub
02-17-06, 02:23 PM
A lock ring uses a left hand thread AND is smaller in diameter than the threads on a free wheel or a track cog. therefore, the lock ring will not fit on the freewheel side of a fixed free flip flop hub.
A free wheel tool is relatively cheap. But if you really want to go without one, what you need to do is to figure out a way of grabbing the "dogs" on the "stationary" part of the freewheel and hold that steady. Then you turn the wheel by the rim or tire and that will unscrew the freewheel. (this is for the usual shimano type ss free wheels) good luck
aaaaaaaaah wow bout 10 minutes after i post this my buddy called me up, said he can hook me up with a working hub / cog / lockring off his old beater that he's been trying to sell for the past 6 months. thanks for the replies, was in panic mode for a second. :s
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