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    Freewheeling-- Oops!

    I provided the usual backpressure to the pedals this morning at a stop light only to begin freewheeling on my fixed hub. The cog stayed in place thanks to the lockring, but it freewheels now. I am afraid to get home and look at my nice Campy hub. How likely is it that the threads are ruined? Lesson learned-- the no-name cheapo cogs are not a good deal.
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    you're freewheeling? can you still pedal?

    if the cog just spins no matter what you do it's almost certainly stripped.

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    if the cog stayed on there, but spins in both directions freely, the threads on the hub are most likely destroyed.

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    Yes, freewheeling back and forward. Walking to work.
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    sorry to hear that, good luck, I will cross my fingers for you
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    ugh, almost certainly stripped, and not repairable afaik.
    you can probably jb weld the cog on, and ride it like that forever, you just won't be able to change the cog.

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    every month i hear another story about cheap cogs ruining nice hubs. can we make it a sticky or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyBump
    Yes, freewheeling back and forward. Walking to work.
    Posting while walking, while pushing your bike?
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    Posting while walking, while pushing your bike?

    Yes, multi-tasking with just a front brake.
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    Well I removed the cog and yes the hub threads are gone. Now I need a new rear wheel. Any guidance, it doesn't need to be fancy...I'm on a buget. It was a campy record high flange hub laced to an MA-3 rim.
    Always turning Left.

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    I would go for IRO. I think a rear hub is around $40 and use your MA-3
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Is this more than just a crap cog with Campy hub?
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/record-track.html
    Well at least I'm housebroken.

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    I took Cynikal's advice and ordered an IRO rear hub and lock ring. With shipping and handling it comes to $62. The good thing is I beleive I can use the spokes from my old wheel and lace the same rim to this new hub. I couldn't find a better deal anywhere, even though this is going to take some time to build before I can get this bike going again. Need a back up set of wheels. Need more $$.
    Always turning Left.

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    You won't be sorry with the IRO. I love mine. I just swapped cogs after a year of use, and my threads are still minty. Smooth rolling too. And Tony rules.

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    hey betty bump, your story is just like mine, except i was using s.h.i.t.t.y components. i bought my first fixie from a friend who rode for three years on a sovos hub (yeah, yeah, i know, whatever), and like three weeks into riding it, the arse-quality cog stripped the threads. so i scrounged up some money, bought a (somewhat) better hub (suzue basic. yeah, yeah, i know*), and built up a new wheel from the old rim. was my first wheelbuild, too, and i used sheldon brown's step by step instructions, and it was a whole arseload of fun.

    *some people don't have the money to be super finicky about their components...

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    Quote Originally Posted by queerpunk

    *some people don't have the money to be super finicky about their components...
    I don't have a lot of scratch laying around either, but I am kicking myself for using the cheap cog because I have a nice Suntour cog hanging on a nail. I am an idiot, which hurts more than spending money even.
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