more noob questions:
i bought a bike with a loc-tite-ed suicide hub but i dont trust it. a machinist friend has offered to TIG weld the cog to the hub. i have NO money to buy a track hub right now, so don't bother suggesting that. it will make the cog permanent, but its an old hub, so i would not lose anything that way.
would welding the cog to my hubshell be a safe alternative? in the meantime, i could put a freewheel on the hub and ride it as a single-speed freewheel bike until i can save some $$ for a proper track hub.