Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - No room for a lock ring
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08-25-06, 06:10 PM
Just for shizzles and gizzles, I built up a Dura-Ace FW hub and slapped a Dura-Ace track cog on it. Surprisingly, I got the chain line half-decent, but I noticed that there is no room for a lockring. I took it for a test ride and got the cog to spin off fairly readily, so I rotafixed it. What are the odds that this is going to stay put?
Incidentally, I'm running a 42x16 gear [I usually run 42x14 on the SS]. I'm new to FG, but have been riding SS for over a year.
08-25-06, 06:11 PM
Google "suicide hub bike forums"
good if you dont want to backpedal or skid, bad if you do. loctite or jb weld in the latter case or better yet get a track hub
08-25-06, 06:58 PM
Loctite it is. I'm getting an ENO flip-flop in just over a month, so I'm not going to bother rebuilding this wheel a third time.
Not having SEARCH functions is teh suk.
08-25-06, 07:21 PM
I was just about to start a thread about something very similar.
I have a Phil Wood flip/flop track hub. I just got an E.A.I. 16t cog which, it turns out, is really wide and when I thread on the Phil lock ring it leaves a few threads (on the lock ring) un-engaged. We threw a little lock-tight on but it still makes me a little nervous.
I'm sure there are several folks here that have the Phil/E.A.I. combo. Is this left over thread thing common?
i have that combo on a superbe pro hub without problem.. i cant see why there would be on a phil hub...
08-26-06, 01:57 AM
Have no problems with the EAI/Phil combo. The lockring doesn't spin on all the way as you say, but its been working fine for me. Yet to see any reports of problems on SS/FG forums about this; plenty of folks here ride this combo.
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