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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.