So I finally put clipless on my fixie, a big change from the platforms. I realized for the first time what it really means to be "one with the bike." For the first time I was able to power up hills, and do skids. Then, while practicing a skid, I spun the cog back. Since I was practicing in my driveway, I got off the bike, took off the wheel and tightened down the cog and lock ring. I need to confest two things: It is a very cheap no-name hub, and I did not use loc-tite.
So I got back on, and tried again. This time, I again loosened the cog while trying a hard skid, but instead of using tools to tighten it, I decided to power it back on by pedaling forward. Then it happened... It just spun. I took the wheel off, and removed the cog to find that I had stripped the threads!
Is this common with cheap hubs? I've accepted the fact that it's time for a good hub, but will my LBS be able to lock things down such that this won't happen again? What should I do to prevent stripping my next hub?
I guess I'll be taking the MTB to work tomorrow.
Any advice appreciated.