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Old 09-26-06, 06:39 PM   #1
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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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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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Old 09-26-06, 06:48 PM   #3
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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.

Decisions, decisions.
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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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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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because then you have to buy a whole new hub/wheel, and sometimes you want to ride NOW.
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And that, my friends, is the definitive answer.
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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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