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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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    Which way are you turning it? Lockrings are reverse threaded.
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    if youre asking this im assuming you dont have the proper tools
    go to your LBS
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckon View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
    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
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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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