Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-17-08, 04:20 PM   #1
jessebest
.....
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Bikes:
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kilo tt ear hub/cog

I am trying to remove the cog from the rear hub of my kilo tt. Using a lockring tool, i was able to remove the lockring but had to turn it to the right to loosen it. As of now, i am having issues removing the cog itself. The method im using is with the lockring off, ive put the wheel back on and im trying to kick the crank to the right (if im looking at the drive train side the cog is rotating right). Is there any easier way? Am I doing something wrong? Should I just keep at it?

Any advice would be great. Thanks.
jessebest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-08, 04:23 PM   #2
onetwentyeight 
blah
 
onetwentyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
youre doing it backwards. to remove the cog you will want to hold the wheel stationary and turn the cranks counter clockwise.

the easy way I remember which way is which is that the hub is designed so as you are pedaling forward, the cog is tightening. if you pedal backwards, you are loosening it. this is what the lockring is for. the lockring is threaded in the opposite direction of the cog, so if the cog tries to unthread itself, friction will force the lockring to tighten, keeping everything in place. so in short

cog on = turn the cog clockwise.
cog off =turn the cog counter clockwise
lockring on = turn the lockring counter clockwise
lockring off = turn the lockring clockwise.
onetwentyeight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-08, 04:46 PM   #3
knucks
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Look up the rotafix method.
knucks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-08, 08:41 PM   #4
jessebest
.....
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Bikes:
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks onetwentyeight...it worked!
jessebest is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:44 AM.