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    Loctite off the bat?

    In general, are most in the habit of adding loctite off the bat with a new hub?
    My last hub didn't until a proper gear was found etc etc..

    Your thoughts?

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    Some people at the shop like loctite for every thing- blue especially - on spoke threads, hubs, cleat bolts, etc.

    Personally, I never use it. If you install your cog and lockring properly, it shouldn't be necessary. Grease on everything is always a good idea. Just make sure you get your lockring on very tight, as it should be, and you'll do fine.

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    Um, I don't use loctite on a hub at all. I find grease and a lockring to be much better...

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    Grease on cog, loctite on lockring.

    Personally I think grease on both would work just as well, but this crusty old track mechanic said to put loctite on the lockring and I am not going to argue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    Um, I don't use loctite on a hub at all. I find grease and a lockring to be much better...
    Yes, I am aware that this is a troller question you your reply is much appreciated.

    It's simply that:
    I live in Seattle so you can imagine the hills that I find myself on.
    After stripping off the last hub while going down one of these said hills, I would really like for that to not happen again.

    No, I don't give a **** about your arguments about running brakes so save it.

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    I don't use loctite on anything unless the manufacturer tells me to.

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    Properly tighten the cog. Make sure that this is complete before you touch a lockring.

    Properly tighten the lockring.

    As stated before, grease is good on these two thread-interfaces.

    Use good quality parts (hub, cog, lockring)

    If you are running brakeless, you have to pay extra careful attention that every thing is installed and tightened properly, as the hub is your only braking device.
    Last edited by BostonFixed; 12-07-05 at 11:54 AM.

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    maybe you're a candidate for the LEVEL hub. That is, if you're stripping actual track hubs. freewheel hubs dont count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantomas
    Yes, I am aware that this is a troller question you your reply is much appreciated.

    It's simply that:
    I live in Seattle so you can imagine the hills that I find myself on.
    After stripping off the last hub while going down one of these said hills, I would really like for that to not happen again.

    No, I don't give a **** about your arguments about running brakes so save it.
    Why would I tell you to use something that I myself don't? And yeah, I've stripped a couple of hubs, a Suzue basic and a Surly. Not fun, but it happens...

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    The only things I like to use loctite on right off the bat are fender and rack mounting bolts. They just tend to rattle loose on me without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantomas
    Yes, I am aware that this is a troller question you your reply is much appreciated.

    It's simply that:
    I live in Seattle so you can imagine the hills that I find myself on.
    After stripping off the last hub while going down one of these said hills, I would really like for that to not happen again.

    No, I don't give a **** about your arguments about running brakes so save it.
    How would loctite prevent stripping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 46x17
    How would loctite prevent stripping?
    No movement = no stripping.

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    Not true, I stripped my Iro hub and it was perfectly tight.

    Loctite is not the only way to achieve no movement though.
    It could even be argued that grease will allow for tighter tightening.
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    All your input is very appreciated.

    Remeber after the first time that you got hit.. it was a little uncomfortable that next ride?
    Yeah, that's why I'm being a bit overly paranoid.. just hated the whole hub vs hill deal.

    Yes, I REALLY want a LeveL hub.... totally in the cards within the next two months. For now I am just running a velocity aerohead/formula from Tony.
    All that I can afford because of all the x-mas shiz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    Why would I tell you to use something that I myself don't? And yeah, I've stripped a couple of hubs, a Suzue basic and a Surly. Not fun, but it happens...
    Suzue = poopoo

    and to top it off it was in the middle of my first alley cat.

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