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Old 01-30-09, 10:58 AM   #1
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stripped lockring, still skidding?

so this past weekend i was changing out my rear cog for a little verity in my legs, you know, to keep the body guessing. And as i was tightening down the lockring I could help to feel that something had gone wrong, well something did. I stripped the threading, and since i ride brakeless this sort of posed a problem for me, or so i thought. As it turns out, I can still skid without a lockring... anyone else have and experience similar to this? or am I just pressing my luck?

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Old 01-30-09, 11:02 AM   #2
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Old 01-30-09, 11:23 AM   #3
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You'll end up hurting yourself if you keep at it. Get a new hub or at the very least just rotafix+locktite.
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Old 01-30-09, 11:27 AM   #4
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Old 01-30-09, 12:27 PM   #5
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I already have a new wheel set on the way, i'm just surprised that its holding up this well.
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Old 01-30-09, 12:40 PM   #6
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that doesn't even make sense....unless u are cross threaded your cog SO badly that it's seized on the wheel enabling you to skid...

but yea. please dont ride brakeless on it anymore ....
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Old 01-30-09, 03:24 PM   #7
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That shouldn't even work.... think about it. You're basically using the drivetrain like a chainwhip, it should thread off the first time.

edit: not saying it's not. It just shouldn't work.
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Old 01-30-09, 04:13 PM   #8
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If he's had the cog on for a LONG time, it'd be tight enough that it wouldn't thread off the first time. It's near impossible to get parts off of my old 10-speed.

At least put a brake on though, your system is bound to fail sooner or later (likely sooner).
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I bet he's dead by now.. might as well close this RIP thread


RIP yusuke343
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But was he on carbon?
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did you die?

i call dibs on the wheelset he ordered but never got to ride
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so this past weekend i was changing out my rear cog for a little verity in my legs, you know, to keep the body guessing. And as i was tightening down the lockring I could help to feel that something had gone wrong, well something did. I stripped the threading, and since i ride brakeless this sort of posed a problem for me, or so i thought. As it turns out, I can still skid without a lockring... anyone else have and experience similar to this? or am I just pressing my luck?

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Yes, and yes.
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Old 03-20-09, 11:52 AM   #13
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did you die?

i call dibs on the wheelset he ordered but never got to ride
damn you beat me to it haha
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Old 03-20-09, 01:13 PM   #14
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Post pics of your bike so we can all call what parts we want when you're dead.
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Old 03-20-09, 01:25 PM   #15
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hahaha yes!


this is one of the stupidest things i've ever seen posted here
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Old 03-20-09, 04:01 PM   #16
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try skipping on it.. see what happens.
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Old 03-20-09, 10:32 PM   #17
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Wow. Just. Wow.
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Uhhh, he hasn't been on in a while eh?
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damn you beat me to it haha
sorry buddy

i'll give you the stripped wheelset of death is you wish
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Old 03-21-09, 12:21 PM   #20
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"hey, this seems fine!"

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ive riden a few miles with a loose lock-ring before after the idiot lbs barely tightened it. Just stomp the tire to stop. It's not the end of the world
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