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    Goon
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    Lockring question...

    So this may just me being stoopid, however...

    If I understand it correctly, the lockring on a fixed gear, is supposed to thread the opposite way the cog does.

    However, if I recall correctly, my Lock ring threads on the same direction as the cog does?

    I have a soma fixed/fixed track hub a dura-ace 15t cog and a lockring I found in my garage from an older bike.

    Are there different types of lock-rings? If it is supposed to thread on the opposite way, then why was I able to spin it on?

    Is it that they make lock rings threaded for putting on old bike hubs that aren't designed for fixies?
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    You have a fixed free hub and you have the fixed cog on the wrong side.
    No way a bb lockring from an old bike will fit the fixed side (smaller diameter).
    Yes, the fixed side lock ring will have LH threads.

    Enjoy
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    You're a dick, if your bike gets stolen I hope that you don't get a thread.

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    Goon
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    Well, I could have sworn these wheels were Fixed/Fixed (thought I do have a freewheel on one side a fixed cog on the other). But I guess It's possible I'm wrong.

    So I should flip which side has the Fixed and which side has the free? Crap, means I have to go get a freewheel remover tool.
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    cycles per second Gonzo Bob's Avatar
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    I agree with powers2b. Sounds like you have a bottom-bracket lockring on there. BB lockring and freewheel threading is often the same.

    Yes, swap sides. A fixed cog on the free side using a BB lockring is not a good solution (although I've done it using a regular FW hub - but I also used two brakes and did not try to brake with the cranks). Not only do you need a freewheel remover tool, you need a track hub lockring

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    Goon
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    Yea, that makes sense. Further evidenced that the lockring tool I have was not liking the size of the lockring, probably because there is a difference between the lockring for the hub and the BB.

    I am going to the LSB this afternoon, will fix it today. Might also pick up some other little bits.
    No matter how bad things get, they can't get any better, and they can't get any worse, things are what they are, so you better get used to it Nancy, quit your B*tchin'

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