Conventional washers/nuts?IRO locknuts crack!
I had my second IRO nut crack on me today. I torqued the nuts/washer down and the damn thing snapped. I am sure I used a bit too much torque but the soft metal seems like a safety concern. Is there anything wrong with using regular washers/nuts on the axle. No shop within a 50 mile radius had the proper track lock nuts so I just went to the hardware store. I bought expensive washers that aren't changing shape. So far so good. The damn IRO cone nuts seem to be flimsy. I probably shouldn't have torqued them down as hard as I did but oh man what a tragedy it was to hear the SOB snap. I'll have to drive 15-20 miles to get a new one. I wish I could forgive my local bike store but they are SOBS! When I win the lottery I will open a new shop and employee only alcoholic fixed gear riders who do nothing more than build wheels, install cogs, clean chains and deal with primitive 1 inch headsets.