Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-17-06, 02:09 PM   #1
beard
temporary alcoholic
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
freewheel removal question

ok so here lies my problem:

i have a flip flop hub, on my fixed gear side, my lockring magically popped off today and the lockring threads on the hub are stripped. what i'm curious about is can i remove the freewheel and pop the fixed gear w/ the lockring on the other side? or am i gonna need a new hub? if i can remove the freewheel and put the fg/lockring on the otherside how can i remove the freewheel w/o a freewheel remover?

thanks in advance
beard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:10 PM   #2
spud
i am sure that i hate you
 
spud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: 703
Bikes: 'Cha-ruzu Fosuta Orusan Kein' Fuji Track (2005), Schwinn Tank MTB (?), Fuji Royale (1979)
Posts: 3,230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
is it a fixed/fixed or fixed/free flip-flop hub?
__________________
putting the pi back in pirate!
Quote:
Itís an upstanding member of the solar system
Apply the laws of earth and make it a victim
Of Proposition 187
spud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:14 PM   #3
scheissmacht
RVA
 
scheissmacht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you can use a lockring spanner on certain freewheels
scheissmacht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:16 PM   #4
harryhood
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
are we talking about a freewheel or a fixed cog?
harryhood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:22 PM   #5
beard
temporary alcoholic
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
its a fixed/free so i dont think it's gonna work how i would hope, which is cheap, but kinda still hoping for some options until i can get a new hub
beard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:23 PM   #6
poopncow
MADE IN HONG KONG
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Washington DC
Bikes: some but not enough
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A lock ring uses a left hand thread AND is smaller in diameter than the threads on a free wheel or a track cog. therefore, the lock ring will not fit on the freewheel side of a fixed free flip flop hub.

A free wheel tool is relatively cheap. But if you really want to go without one, what you need to do is to figure out a way of grabbing the "dogs" on the "stationary" part of the freewheel and hold that steady. Then you turn the wheel by the rim or tire and that will unscrew the freewheel. (this is for the usual shimano type ss free wheels) good luck
poopncow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-06, 02:31 PM   #7
beard
temporary alcoholic
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
aaaaaaaaah wow bout 10 minutes after i post this my buddy called me up, said he can hook me up with a working hub / cog / lockring off his old beater that he's been trying to sell for the past 6 months. thanks for the replies, was in panic mode for a second. :s
beard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:22 PM.