I went to my local bike shop yesterday and used their stand and tools. I changed my cog so i have a lower gearing now. I also changed the fork and put my track fork back on.
What an effing beyotch it can be to take a lockring off. Grrr.
Having a lower gearing really helps with skidding and stuff. I went from 77 gear inches to 72. while i can't tell a huge difference in terms of pushing on flats, i can tell a difference climbing and skidding. What a relief, it feels really good.
Also, I am now able to bust impromptu (sp?) skids, meaning i can do those short sexy quick skids instead of setting up, getting way low, and skidding way long.