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    Lock tight

    Hi folks How lomg does it take lock tight to dry. I put it on the treads of my rear wheel to lock my cog and lock ring on [ fixed gear suiside] yeasterday. I check it this morning I ran my finger along the edge of the lock ring were a bit is exposed and its wet? I used the red.

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    Loctite products are anaerobic, which means they harden in the absence of oxygen. Any exposed product will stay liquid, but where the threads are together will be locked by now at room temperature. You used the RED ?? I do hope you plan on leaving it together for quite a while, because the red is supposed to be permanent or high strength, which translates to a real b*tch to get apart. Heat will work to break down the bond when you need to get it apart, just heat it up slowly and keep trying it as it gets warmer. For more info, go to www.loctite.com
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    Alright thanks chilly This is my first fixed gear. took it for a ride yesterday and it backed off... just want to be sure it doesnt happen again. thanks again.

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    Darn thing still moves. Any ideas to keep it from slipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant99
    Darn thing still moves. Any ideas to keep it from slipping.
    Get a proper track hub that takes a reverse threaded lockring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant99
    Darn thing still moves. Any ideas to keep it from slipping.
    Did you actually tighten the cog down with a chain whip, and then tighten the lockring down with a lockring tool?? Or did you put them on by hand or with some improvised tool?

    Using a lockring on a suicide hub will ONLY do you any good if the lockring is VERY VERY tight against the cog. The idea is that by pressing so hard against the cog, the threads will be compressed, and make it very hard to unscrew the cog.

    Try putting two nuts next to each other on a large bolt: if you do it by hand, you'll be able to turn them fairly easily, but if you really press them together with wrenches, then it'll be near impossible to turn them.
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    I took a chain looped it through the end of boxed end wrench then put 2 nuts and bolts throw 2 links wraped it around the cog and the wrench it tight the lock ring I used a small pipe wrench I also took a flat head screw driver and hammer and hit it a few times. Track hub I wish... around here first one up in the morning is best dressed. Ha Ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant99
    I took a chain looped it through the end of boxed end wrench then put 2 nuts and bolts throw 2 links wraped it around the cog and the wrench it tight the lock ring I used a small pipe wrench I also took a flat head screw driver and hammer and hit it a few times. Track hub I wish... around here first one up in the morning is best dressed. Ha Ha.
    Hmmm, sounds like you should have tightened it up pretty good. In my experience, a few days of normal riding will tighten it up even further.

    How hard are you resisting? Are you trying to skid or just slow down gradually?

    And do get a real flip flop hub, the $40 IRO hub is really awesome and it gives you good looks and peace of mind
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