i picked up my first fixie off of craigslist and it came with a surly flip flop hub. the previous owner had it on the freewheel side when i picked it up, so i brought it home and took off the rear wheel and flipped it to the fixie side. (had cogs on both sides)
after i bolted the wheel down i took it for a test ride and noticed the rear wheel had alot of play and after a few full pedals the pedaling got really tight so i stopped. when i took it back to the garage i noticed the casing that holds the bearings were loose.
i read on few of the other threads that i need cone wrenches to tighten the lock that holds the bearings, but my question is would this do the trick? and if someone can explain why the pedaling got tighter?!?!
heres a picture of what i tried tightening with some plyers (dont have the cone wrenches), thinking that it would fix the problem.. but it didnt.