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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)

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Old 09-08-06, 09:09 AM   #1
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Cog slipping/cone adjustment

I decided to try riding brakeless. It was just my luck that the cog slippled off. So my immediate response was to straddle the frame with both legs then unlclip one foot and drag it to stop. I was able to do that, then lightly thread the cog back on with the pedals. Yesterday I decided to dr. bond glue it down. This is a temporary fix until I get the lockring tool/chaintool. The cog is Suntour brand. It appears there is no lockring installed. I am guessing the previous owner stripped the threads and didnt tell me. I'll try getting a lockringinstalled. Also I need to adjust the bearings there is a considerable griding noise. It is obviously the bearing not adjusted right. I can see that one side of the cone is a little sloppy.
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Old 09-08-06, 04:58 PM   #2
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You left your house on a bike, sans brakes, and didnt even know if it had a lockring or not? Sit down somewhere before you hurt yourself or someone else.
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Old 09-08-06, 05:51 PM   #3
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i'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you're not ready for brakeless riding.
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Old 09-08-06, 06:05 PM   #4
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yeah it sounds like there was a littel more than luck involved...


make sure your hub is actually threaded for a lockring
and if your hubs are grinding they probably need to be repacked
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Old 09-08-06, 06:30 PM   #5
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no common sense no brakless for you
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Old 09-08-06, 06:32 PM   #6
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noob alert! noob alert! noob alert! noob alert! noob alert!
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and if your hubs are grinding they probably need to be repacked
If the noise is bothering him they probably need to be thrown out.
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Old 09-08-06, 11:41 PM   #8
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dude please get neutered for the sake of humanity please
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