Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member russiankdi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    PA
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    213
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    red locktite+rotafix=??

    Since the search function doesnt work for some odd reason, i hate to ask this again since it has been posted. But if i run red locttie on a suicide hub without a lock ring would it come loose if skid? BTW i do have a front brake so safety is still here.
    1978 Schwinn Varsity Single Speed

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    21
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why not run a lockring? , I wouldent trust it

  3. #3
    Destroyer of Worlds kyledr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    417
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    rotafix alone if done properly should be enough. I am not a lawyer, this is not advice, please don't sue me when you die. Red locktite rarely fails if you put the cog on real tight. Either or, but I would say both is overkill. A properly rotafixed cog can take two people with all their might to take off.

    If you can run a lockring, do it if you value safety, simple as that. Some freewheel hubs take BB lockrings in case you didn't know that.

  4. #4
    Senior Member russiankdi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    PA
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    213
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So should i run a lock ring and rotafix and red locktite for safety?
    1978 Schwinn Varsity Single Speed

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,310
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Massive overkill.

  6. #6
    Geek Extraordinaire sivat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Advantage Fixed Conversion; Specialized Stumpjumper FS Hardtail
    Posts
    1,769
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Loctite and torquing the hell out of it should do. Just remember you'll need to take a torch to the cog to get it off.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

    Sintesi Conversion Serotta Track

  7. #7
    Senior Member russiankdi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    PA
    My Bikes
    many
    Posts
    213
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that's what im most likely going to do since i do have a brake on it. If it does come loose i'll just put a lockring on, thanks for all your input guys.
    1978 Schwinn Varsity Single Speed

  8. #8
    poser/hipster/whatever xthugmurderx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    milwaukee, philly, and back, minneapolis in july
    My Bikes
    d/a allez -trek t1
    Posts
    994
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    overkill is WAY better than not enough. do everything in your power to make sure that thing never comes off.

    -jason

  9. #9
    Elitist carleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    10,866
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi
    Since the search function doesnt work for some odd reason, i hate to ask this again since it has been posted. But if i run red locttie on a suicide hub without a lock ring would it come loose if skid? BTW i do have a front brake so safety is still here.
    WTF?

  10. #10
    Elitist carleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    10,866
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi
    So should i run a lock ring and rotafix and red locktite for safety?
    What problem does Rotofix solve that a lockring doesn't?







    There-in lies your answer.

  11. #11
    Destroyer of Worlds kyledr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    417
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is this guy stupid or a troll?

    FFS... You have a brake can you just chill out? I'm riding on a hub that I received with no idea if it was rotafixed, locktited, or what, and it has no lockring, and I'm brakeless.

    Here's your safety chart:

    Lockring #1
    Rotafix #2
    Locktite #3
    Torqueing real hard with a chain whip (only recommended on velodrome) #4

    (that's just my estimation anyway)

    combine them as you wish, the safety compounds, but so does the difficulty of removal. Locktite+rotafix=you may never get it off. I have no experience with this, but my brain tells me if a rotafix can take two big guys to wrench it off, imagine rotafix plus something that's already hard to undo.

    Has anyone heard of a rotafix coming off? I haven't, but I have heard a number of cases of locktite coming off.

    If your hub takes a lockring, just do it. Get it over with, you'll feel safer and they're less than $10.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •