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Old 02-24-06, 10:49 AM   #1
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I have the Iro/Formula hubs. Yesterday when i checked my rear hub the lockring was so lose i just removed it by hand. I know there was a recent thread about this already but search isn't working for me.
A) should i ditch the formula lockring and replace with Dura-ace?
B) (in case answer to A is no) the formula lockring has a flat side and the other side has a chamfer, does it matter which side is against the cog?
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A) YES
B) Who cares, you're getting a DA.
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get the DA or I'll murder you.

flat side faces the cog.
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Old 02-24-06, 10:52 AM   #4
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search for this. it's been discussed.

i can tell you that 100% of people who posted agree that the formula is of low quality and the DA is $8 well spent.
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plus, the DA is black, and lets random bike oglers know that you spent $8, rather than buying a plate of bacon, eggs and grits with grapefruit juice at M&G diner on 125th and morningside. mmm, dura ace...
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Thanks, yeah i tried search but its not working for some reason.
where can i get the DA for $8?
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$10 at Ben's Cycle on Ebay.
Plus shipping...
For something that cheap, look locally because shipping will kick the deal's ass.
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durace is also njs, if that is of any importance to you (for me, it's not), and for like $10, I don't see a reason why not.
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$10 at Ben's Cycle on Ebay.
Plus shipping...
For something that cheap, look locally because shipping will kick the deal's ass.
yeah Nashbar has them on sale for $7.95 but the shipping is $5.25!
Trackstar has them for $10
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yeah Nashbar has them on sale for $7.95 but the shipping is $5.25!
Trackstar has them for $10
Yeah, $5.25 is a waste.
I'm SURE there is a shop in NYC where you can get them for under $10.
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this has been discussed before? a search didnt turn up anything...oh well. I am very interested in this since I just got an IRO wheelset which came with a Formula lockring, I also have a dura-Ace lockring on my other wheelset. The forumula hubs currently have the forumla lockring on it but I havent had any issues with it loosening on me, in fact I hand tightened mine down and went for a ride.
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Old 02-24-06, 12:02 PM   #12
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I hand tightened mine down and went for a ride.
Ok Superman...
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The superman theme song was the last thing I heard on the radio before I left the house this morning, so of course I was humming it as I rode. I really think it made me sprint faster.
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It doesn't matter what lockring you have if you don't tighten the **** out of it, that's for sure.
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lol I wish I was superman...I was even concerned about how tight it needed to be so I took it to some LBS's and each one told me they couldn't tighten it anymore.
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For years a DA lockring was the only high-end part on my bike. You can put one on a crap bike and advertise it on Ebay as "Dura Ace Equipped" like everyone else does!
I'm thinking: Amazing TRACK Bike. NJS. Dura-Ace. Campy. HOT!!!!!!!!!!
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For years a DA lockring was the only high-end part on my bike. You can put one on a crap bike and advertise it on Ebay as "Dura Ace Equipped" like everyone else does!
I'm thinking: Amazing TRACK Bike. NJS. Dura-Ace. Campy. HOT!!!!!!!!!!
Campy seatpost bolt?
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the only dura-ace equipment on my bike is the cog, but soon the lockring also. so yeah i guess dura-ace equipped would be accurate.
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I think the main issue with Formula lockrings is how easily the notches get chipped when trying to remove them.
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Paul lock ring > *
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I think the main issue with Formula lockrings is how easily the notches get chipped when trying to remove them.
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Campy seatpost bolt?
Or 1 out of 5 cr bolts/nuts. That would only cost 11 dollars vs. 18 for the sp bolt!
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just ordered a durace lockring and cog from my lbs
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For future reference, it does matter which direction the lockring goes on, IF it has a chamfer. Chamfer in. If you had the chamfer out, that may be one of the reasons you've had trouble with gouging, and with it loosening, not enough tool contact area for proper wrenching. Also, the hardening process of the Formula may not be up to DuraAce NJS standards. Hope I helped. D-Ace Nice.

Chamfer in?, don't worry, still plenty of contact with your cog, just the way we like it.
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Are you searching for my comments just to "correct" them?
That's the second time tonight you've pulled up otherwise dead threads to call me out, not counting the PMs.
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