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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-21-05, 07:14 PM   #1
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Of course I'm a newbie!

Just curious, my track cog side of my suzue flip flop hub, is the one with two types of threads? also, that has to have a lockring for the reverse pedaling, deceleration thing, or it will just zoom right off the threads? How could it be, that in my greenness, I knew more about fixed gear than a guy at the lbs? He said the lockring was threaded wrong and wouldn't go on?!?! I don't know, but what I know, I owe it all to the forums.
Can' wait to rip in the snow this winter on some cycloX tires!
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Old 08-21-05, 07:20 PM   #2
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yes. yes. hmmm. I don't know, but what I know, you might want to try another shop if they were just trying to thread it in the wrong direction.

I have no experience with the suzue basics (just promax SB), but according to a lot of posters, you may have trouble making them last until the winter. Not to bring ya down, just a little warning.
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Shop owner actually has a fixie and did some track and other racing, back in the day. but his goons weren't up to snuff when I picked up the wheel. But I do need the lockring right?
I can always repack the bearings in the hub right?
anyway, I am rolling right now. put 9 miles on each way to work.
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btw- this shop is the lesser of the evils of the lbs's
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Yes, you need the lockring.

And less caffeine.
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And less caffeine.
I don't understand?!
but I will get a lockring.
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just keep a close eye on the bearings and the cone adjustment. Like anything else, they'll last longer when properly adjusted and looked after.
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