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    Which Loctite?

    For your basic el cheapo fixie conversion using the existing rear freewheel (threaded) hub (referred to in another post here as a "suicide conversion"), is the commonly available blue Loctite adequate or should I go to the permanent, industrial strength red stuff?

    I am well acquainted with the Sheldon Brown site, btw.

    The subject is a Schwinn World Sport. $10 and change from a thrift shop. Pictures in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcoppola
    For your basic el cheapo fixie conversion using the existing rear freewheel (threaded) hub (referred to in another post here as a "suicide conversion"), is the commonly available blue Loctite adequate or should I go to the permanent, industrial strength red stuff?

    I am well acquainted with the Sheldon Brown site, btw.

    The subject is a Schwinn World Sport. $10 and change from a thrift shop. Pictures in this thread.
    Use the red loctite. But if you skid hard i sure your freewheel will still come loose.

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    red

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    don't do it.... buy a damn nashbar hub, they are $20 (see active thread of same name).

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    red and one reliable brake.

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    They base loctite strength on the size fastener it's supposed to hold...not that I base my use on that...I got an ass load of free samples of blue loctite... If building a suicide hub use JB weld, Benzola, or some kinda metal epoxy goop.
    Or weld it....

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    Red should work fine, don't get your hopes up on removing the cog if you get a new hub.

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    Either and LOTS of torque. Pettenella, rotafixa and all those italian words.
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    That Nashbar hub is tempting...but then I'd have to build the wheel, which means buying a truing stand...

    I'm out of work at present so pennies count, alas. OTOH, I do want to teach myself wheel building/truing...

    I'm interested in using the fixie strictly as a strength/technique building training bike on MUPs and lightly traveled roads, as a compliment to my road bike. I'm in my 50s so won't be riding it aggressively, no skidding and such. And I'm keeping both brakes on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcoppola
    That Nashbar hub is tempting...but then I'd have to build the wheel, which means buying a truing stand...
    not to try and talk you out of a truing stand (it does make things easier), but you can build and true a wheel using a well adjusted (and centered) brake on your road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LóFarkas
    Either and LOTS of torque. Pettenella, rotafixa and all those italian words.
    +1. I learned to skid on a blue + rotafixa suicide hub. I am still alive.
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    why not use a lock ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by na975
    why not use a lock ring?
    because then you have to buy a whole new hub/wheel, and sometimes you want to ride NOW.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
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    And that, my friends, is the definitive answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thurstonboise
    Red should work fine, don't get your hopes up on removing the cog if you get a new hub.
    All you have to do is heat the cog and the red loctite will release. FWIW, red loctite will hold better than jbweld and won't destroy the hub.
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    green loctite. it will lock nonthreaded surfaces together, so it will definitely lock your cog to the hub.

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