Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area - Suicide Fixie.
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04-26-07, 11:16 AM
I run a fixed on the streets, and there is an out door velodrome(sp?), i some times go there there just to do a few laps, but i find 69 gear inches to be way to low. The hub is a fixed/free hub.
I got a 15t cog to try a harder gear (faster).
I have a front brake, so would it ok to just screw on the 15t cog and do some laps with out a lock ring on the free side?
Thanks its a surly cog if that matters.
04-26-07, 01:27 PM
well if you get it on nice and tight then it will be fine...since you don't skid/skip/hop on the track...
04-26-07, 01:42 PM
lol i wish i could skid...
But yeah, i wont be doing that.
I guess im just going to try it out...
04-29-07, 12:20 AM
you'll be fine...
my campy track hub doesn't have any threadng for a lockring and i've been riding/racing it on the track for over ten years and never had a problem
04-29-07, 12:22 AM
I've never used a lockring on the track-- just torque the cog on hard. I know a lot of people who don't use lockrings.
If you're backpedaling hard enough to unscrew it you've already got much bigger problems.
On the street I highly recommend a lockring though.
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