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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)

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Old 06-08-09, 12:38 PM   #1
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Noob Fixie Lockring Question!

hey whats up guys. I have an SE lager ss/fg bike. It's has flip-flop. i'm ridin the bike as a singlespead freewheel right now. One day i flipped my rear wheel around thinking that's all i needed to do to ride my bike as a fixed gear but when i did my bike just coasted like a freewheel still. So what im wondering is, do i need to buy like a lockring or something!???

please help me out guys!

thanks alot. John Lavoie

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Old 06-08-09, 12:47 PM   #2
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Maybe if you included a picture that could help. I am confused as to what exactly the problem is.
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^^ me too
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Unless I'm mistaken, your picture shows the chain on a freewheel, and I don't see teeth on the other side. I hate to ask a stupid question, but did you take the freewheel off of one side of the wheel and move it to the other?
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^^ what he said.

do you have teeth on both sides? or only one side of the hub?
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you need to install a fixed cog on the other side. a freewheel works like a ratchet, a lockring does nothing to stop its functioning.
cog: http://www.treefortbikes.com/121_333...k-Cog-1-8.html
lockring: http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-Dura-Ace...QQcmdZViewItem
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yeah theres teeth on both sides of the hub. j3ffr3y thanks for the link. so all i need to do is remove the freewheel cog and put on a fixed gear cog and im alset?
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yeah theres teeth on both sides of the hub. j3ffr3y thanks for the link. so all i need to do is remove the freewheel cog and put on a fixed gear cog and im alset?
The whole point of the flip-flop hub is that you have both on. Fixed cog + lockring on one side, freewheel on the other. Then, when you want to switch between them, you only need to flip the wheel around and re-seat the chain, rather than removing and replacing cogs.
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so all i need to do is remove the freewheel cog and put on a fixed gear cog and im alset?
Fixed cog and a lockring. And maybe invest in a bottle of chain lube, too.
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haha yeah my chain is a little rusty! thank you guys so much for all your advice!
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I trip to a friendly local bike shop sounds in order.
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haha yeah my chain is a little rusty! thank you guys so much for all your advice!
haha yeah thats what im gonna do! i get the idea now though.
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hey what lockring did you get? I have the same bike, and I got a Euro-Asia fixed cog (1/2" x 1/8") and ordered a Milwaukee Bicycle Co lockring from (www.benscycle.com). When i took it to the LBS they said the lockring was SLIGHTLY too small... *shakes fist & clenches teeth*

I'm wondering if it was just poor threading on this one... let me know what you're situation is.
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