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    Stuck cog. Suggestions?

    Hey guys. Trying to change the cog on my bike and I'm at a bit of an impasse. I can't for the life of me get my cog off. Originally I used my chainwip, wouldn't even come close to budging. Then I rotaxifed backwards (unrotafix I guess, haha) and even that won't loosen it. I'm incredibly frustrated at this point and would love to hear any and all suggestions.

    For the backwards rotafixing I was turning the wheel clockwise when viewed from the drive side. I'm 99% positive that's the correct direction, but at this point I'm worried that if I push it any further I'm going to strip my hub.

    Any help?

    EDIT: Oh and yes I took the lockring off.
    Last edited by elTwitcho; 08-13-08 at 06:08 PM.

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    little bit of PB blaster?

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    the cog threads the opposite way of the lock ring.

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    Got it. Just needed to have my roomate twist as well. Both of us twisting the wheel got the cog loose.

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    i know this would make a few people cry but for future reference if its not a $2000 bike just take off the lockring put the wheel back on hold onto something and pedal backwards with all your might. It should come off.
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    have you tried that ulock through the spider method?

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    blast some wd-40 or whatever penetrator you like, let it sit a while, wrap a chainwhip around the cog, hit the end of the chainwhip with a hammer a few times until it loosens. the impact should free it up but just make sure you hit in a straight direction

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlin View Post
    have you tried that ulock through the spider method?
    can you explain the advantage of that over rotafixing (besides dinging up your crank/ulock vs bb (which can be negated with a rag...(yay overlong parenthetical statements)))?




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    Quote Originally Posted by JBD View Post
    can you explain the advantage of that over rotafixing (besides dinging up your crank/ulock vs bb (which can be negated with a rag...(yay overlong parenthetical statements)))?




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    Quote Originally Posted by JBD View Post
    can you explain the advantage of that over rotafixing (besides dinging up your crank/ulock vs bb (which can be negated with a rag...(yay overlong parenthetical statements)))?




    Op, glad you solved your problems, now grease your threads.
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    Why do people loctite cogs on non-suicide hubs? I never understood this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whalesalad View Post
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    lisp? where?
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    For future reference, I once had a severely stuck cog. I broke a chainwhip try to get it loose (with help from my buddy). I skipped and skidded down a hill trying to get it off, but no dice. The thing that got it though was a vice. Put a piece chain around the cog, clamp it down and crank that mutha off.

    Also, conversely, pulling wheelies will get your cog on there real tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlin View Post
    have you tried that ulock through the spider method?
    Ulock through the spider method has to be the worst idea I have ever heard of. It looks like a good way to **** up your chainstays.

    Use a rag and rotafix.

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