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Old 09-08-05, 04:45 PM   #1
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so i stripped my hub

after a mere two weeks of riding, i brought it back to the shop where i bought it and they immediately replaced the wheel and one of the guys even offered me a sales job for next spring

****ty aluminum
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Old 09-08-05, 04:53 PM   #2
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damn thats impressive, usually when i break **** and take it back they say the warranty doesnt cover that and wont even answer me if i ask for an application, bastards!
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was this on your rush hour stock wheels? how do you strip a hub (im a newb)?
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i guess it was a bit loose and turn a bit back and forth thereby stripping it
yeah it was the stock hub
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damn, you're giving me second thoughts.
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Old 09-08-05, 05:13 PM   #6
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just make sure the shop tightens the cog ALL the way
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k, so it was not because of cheap parts?
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Old 09-08-05, 05:44 PM   #8
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just make sure the shop tightens the cog ALL the way
and get the tool to re-tighten it yourself every so often.
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Two times that my lbs (not WebCyclery) installed a new cog they didn't get it tight and it moved while riding.
I got the tools and now do it myself.
However, I also use only EAI cogs so that my hub "sees" only one set of threads.
A person doesn't have to use EAI cogs.
If he finds some other make that works on his bike, though, he should, in my humble opinion, use only that make of cog.
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which shop? was it trophy?
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keswick, out in the burbs
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Classic! Mr. purist doesn't even know how to tighten his own cog. Is that you MERTON?
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i'm hardly a purist and there is no skill required to tighten a cog, only a special tool which i lack
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Not even a special tool is required. Rotafix that beyotch.
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trophy won't do **** for you except charge you more money. Whatever they did for my fuji when i bought it there and had it brought in a bunch of times, it wasn't working. I switched to therapy last spring; closer to home anyway.
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However, I also use only EAI cogs so that my hub "sees" only one set of threads.
What was the stock cog on your pista? Was it EAI?
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Griffin, What hasn't broken on your Rushhour?

Can any Phillie shops be trusted???
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my lbs built a wheel for me with a dual sided fixed dura ace hub, but they don't have a lot of experience with fixies, so they accidentally stripped one of the sides of the hub when installing the cog, and ended up giving me the wheel at cost.

best part is, I took the wheel to my boss, and he cleaned up the threading a bit, and got a cog on there and secured it with loctite.
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i like trophy, but i have only ordered stuff from them. i do all my mechanical work myself usually. its true that their stuff is usually marked up more than firehouse which is where I usually go for stuff like tubes and used parts (also I am friends with the proprietors there), but Trophy seem to be able to get special orders from companies like velocity easier and have a decently good access to NOS stuff from EAI, (ei old campy and dura ace hubs).
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the brakes work pretty well

i just felt the cog come loose again on the way home
maybe i should take it easy with the back pressure
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Bostonfixed wrote:

"What was the stock cog on your pista? Was it EAI?"

No.
It looked like an unmarked Dura Ace.
I tried a Soma cog after that, and never again.
Since then I have stuck to EAI cogs.
If I ever put a cog on the other side, I will only use an EAI cog.

Did I mention that I like EAI cogs?
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the brakes work pretty well

i just felt the cog come loose again on the way home
maybe i should take it easy with the back pressure
you shouldn't have to take it easy, should you?
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i like trophy, but i have only ordered stuff from them. i do all my mechanical work myself usually. its true that their stuff is usually marked up more than firehouse which is where I usually go for stuff like tubes and used parts (also I am friends with the proprietors there), but Trophy seem to be able to get special orders from companies like velocity easier and have a decently good access to NOS stuff from EAI, (ei old campy and dura ace hubs).
May be true on some accounts.... Therapy has never had a problem getting anything i've needed but i've only gotten an eai cog of the things you list (noticably missing from your trophy list is bike locks- they, last i checked months ago, had no u-locks and claimed that no one had them. they were instantly proven wrong by a quick jaunt to therapy and i never looked back-though that is more related to the poor mechanical work i've gotten there as well).. I do the mechanical stuff i knowhow to or at least have the equipment to on my own. but, like griffen, i don't have a tool to remove my lockring and cog
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you shouldn't have to take it easy, should you?
i didn't think so
i'm about to just buy an iro wheel
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Rotafix it, and use a real lockring tool.

Matt Chester has a great article on how to properly tighten a cog and lockring on 63xc.com. Maybe you should just print that out and give it to your shop.
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