Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sci-Fi Wasabi
Bikes: I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
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That would kind of defeat the purpouse, I think. They're used to position the cog inside of the dropout, and keep the rear triangle from having to be bent in.
I've broken axle nuts before - that's less fun than a spacer.
Oops - I meant the lock nuts by the hub. My bad.
I ruined a chainring one time by not checking the bolts though - they will eventually come off. I didn't notice until the third one, when the chain came off and the ring got really bent. It was one of my first fixies.
Make sure you're using the shorter BMX ones, too. Also, locktight wouldn't be a good idea, IMHO. What happens when you want a different chainring? New crank? Checking them regularly is a better way to go. You should be cleaning and checking your drivetrain pretty often, especially if you are riding fixed (moreso for us brakeless kamikazis)...
Last edited by HereNT; 08-24-04 at 07:51 AM.