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    Senior Member Morgie's Avatar
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    Dumb Question... (but atleast I can put my brake lever on correctly)

    Ok so I'm new to the FG/SS world... came over from the roadie world about 2 months ago. I've been wondering, what the crap a suicide hub is? I read threads about them all the time but don't understand what make a hub "suicide"?

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    Senior Member mattface's Avatar
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    It's a freewheel hub with a track cog screwed on. A typical fixed hub has a reverse threaded lockring that keeps the cog from unthreading when any type of back pressure is applied.

    There are ways that people try to keep a fixed cog in place on a freewheel hub. Locktight, a bottom bracket lockring over the cog, and or a combonation of those. They can be effective from what I understand, but since they are essentially a hokey way of using a hub as it was not intended to be used, it's not considered safe. Some will argue that it will probably never come off, but considering the relatively low cost of a proper fixed hub, most would argue it's not worth the risk.

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    yeah....

    JB weld, Locktite, All those options.

    just wait for cheap nashbar hubs or go for iro wheels.

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