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Originally Posted by explody pup
How do the lockrings get stripped? Is that usually a case of undertightening, giving the cog room to come unthreaded?
Sadly, I can answer that from personal experience. It takes:
-A crappy hub made of soft aluminium with a poor design that leaves only 2-3 threads for the lockring if you use a normal, realitevly wide cog setup
-A very silly rider who doesn't torqe his cog down enough
-A very silly rider who doesn't torqu his lockring down enough (lack of proper tool at the time)
-A few weeks of brakeless riding, the cog moving three or four times, coming up against the lockring
When I finally bought a good lockring wrenc, I found I can't tighten the ****er down any more...
Edit: I can consider myself lucky: quite a few guys have used the same recipe to strip the cog threads, too. And on expensive hubs as well. My hub will cost all of $13 to replace. And that's not an exaggeration. $13 is the retail price of these flipflop "trackhubs". Of course, you get non-sealed loose ball bearings and funny lockring threads, etc.