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Old 02-03-08, 07:29 PM   #1
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lockring issues

i hope i am not an idiot but i can get my lockring on my new hub. i took the lockring off. put the fixed gear on. cant get the lockring back on. any tips?
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Old 02-03-08, 07:35 PM   #2
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Which way are you turning it? Lockrings are reverse threaded.
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Old 02-03-08, 07:38 PM   #3
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if youre asking this im assuming you dont have the proper tools
go to your LBS
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Old 02-03-08, 07:39 PM   #4
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are you putting it on a hub designed for a lockring? there should be 2 distinctly different threads on the same side of the hub
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You dont need any tools to put a lockring on except a flathead screwdriver. Thread it on reverse (lefty-tighty) and then use the screw driver and something moderatly heavy to knock it on tight. Then tighten it further after you ride it for a while/use a chain whip to tighten it down.
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You dont need any tools to put a lockring on except a flathead screwdriver. Thread it on reverse (lefty-tighty) and then use the screw driver and something moderatly heavy to knock it on tight. Then tighten it further after you ride it for a while/use a chain whip to tighten it down.
THis is a good way to **** up lockrings and hubs. Buy the proper tool for the proper job.
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THis is a good way to **** up lockrings and hubs. Buy the proper tool for the proper job.
agreed, buy a lockring spanner/wrench

and use the rotofix procedure to losen & tighten down the cog, WAAAAAAY better than a chain whip.

Removing a Cog
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and use the rotofix procedure to losen & tighten down the cog, WAAAAAAY better than a chain whip.
If you can't get things properly tightened with a chain whip and spanner, you need to rethink whether you've got the ability to even stay upright on the bike.
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You dont need any tools to put a lockring on except a flathead screwdriver. Thread it on reverse (lefty-tighty) and then use the screw driver and something moderatly heavy to knock it on tight. Then tighten it further after you ride it for a while/use a chain whip to tighten it down.
i used to do that until my lockring came off on a hill because it wasnt on tight enough
bad stuff
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I agree. If you're using a decent chainwhip you should have no problem getting it good and tight. After installing my cog and LR I checked it every day for two weeks and no further tightening of either was necessary.
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