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    lock ring tool - which one and where to buy

    I bought my fixed gear bike about a week ago. I've been out on it no more than 3 times. Last night as I was about to start riding I decided to check the rear lockring. It was loose!!! I tightened it with a screw driver and a hammer but I'm afraid it might strip the lockring eventually.

    I went on performance and all they had was this. I'm not sure how to use that. I think I need this. Also, I have no idea what a good one (brand) would be. Lastly, I could use some guidence as to where to get one.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Park Tool will last you forever. Either find a bike shop that sells Park Tool tools, or order em online.

    and screw driver + hammer.....



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    dude u need that trixie tool its the best tool ever it even comes with a bottle opener ! dude all the messengers reccomended it to me and evr since i got it im basically a mechaninc now and all the bike shops want me.

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    Hozan lockring tool. Check google, im sure there are a ton of places that pop up.
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    That park tool is what every home mechanic has at home. Enough said, that's exactly what you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apopuri View Post
    That park tool is what every home mechanic has at home. Enough said, that's exactly what you need.
    Wrong, I am a home mechanic and use the Hozan. I have owned a Park, Sugino, and the Hozan and the Hozan is the best one I have used.
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    Thanks for the quick responses. Why is it that the horzan's almost 3 times the price of the park? Is it that much better? Just curious

    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeesunny View Post
    ... and screw driver + hammer.....
    Had to make do.

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    That answers my questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itri View Post
    Thanks for the quick responses. Why is it that the horzan's almost 3 times the price of the park? Is it that much better? Just curious



    Had to make do.
    I fell the Hozan has much better engagement with the lockring that any of the others I have used. Less chance of slipping and the handle feel better than any of the others.

    Its al personal preference. I choose the Hozan for myself. It may not be the one for you though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deshi View Post
    Wrong, I am a home mechanic and use the Hozan. I have owned a Park, Sugino, and the Hozan and the Hozan is the best one I have used.
    +1 on the Hozan. I also have the Sugino, but it's more of a BB than cog lockring tool, and I've messed up some lockrings with it. The Hozan fits perfectly and has separate ends for BB and cog lockrings.
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    itri,

    While I would not say avoid Park tool they are not a defacto standard. I own some of their stuff. Not bad, but you can usually do equal for less money and much better for more green. I have the Hozan and it is well worth owning. My guess is the Park tools is just fine, also. You'll also want a chain whip. That way, you can actively tighten the cog down before tightening the lock ring. It is most likely you have a 3/32 cog and that would put you in luck as almost every chain whip comes with a 3/32 chain on it. Remember - cog tightens clockwise and lockring tightens counter-clockwise.

    I wanted to edit this as I felt I came across a bit harsh about Park. I own their SR-2 chainwhip and PW-3 pedal wrench and consider both to be best of breed products. Nothing offers more leverage or control (My Campy peanut butter wrench sits in the tool box while I grab the pedal wrench for 15mm bolts). I also own their tensionometer and consider it the best bang for the buck product. Works great.
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    I'm not the only person who got a poorly forged Hozan. I had to take it to a grinder to make a flat because it kept slipping off the ring! That said I got it for $10 at the LBS because of that...

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    I think you need a Park Tools HCW 17, not the HCW 5. The HCW 5 is for bottom brackets. At least that's what the Park Tools website says...

    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=25&item=HCW-5

    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=4&item=HCW-17

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    Park tool. just got a lockring tool by them from my lbs, and it was only $16 and change. buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    I think you need a Park Tools HCW 17, not the HCW 5. The HCW 5 is for bottom brackets. At least that's what the Park Tools website says...

    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=25&item=HCW-5

    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=4&item=HCW-17
    I have the HCW-5 and it works fine for cog lockrings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deshi View Post


    Hozan lockring tool. Check google, im sure there are a ton of places that pop up.

    This. 'nuff said.

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    I have the HC5, but admittedly I bought it for a BB and now only use it for my lockring... it works just fine.

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    no scrod with a picture of a hammer and a screwdriver?
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    Hozan is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
    no scrod with a picture of a hammer and a screwdriver?
    Not yet atleast

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    There are also the Hozan lockring pliers.


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    Also, I feel like it would be helpful to have a lockring tool which had the handle angle outward and inch or 2. I say this because my knuckles always hit my spokes and it hurts like hell. Am I doing it wrong?

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    Made this two days ago. Laser cut from .190" hardened stainless steel.

    Wrench end fits tight on pedal flats but perfect on axle nuts. fukka hozan

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
    Also, I feel like it would be helpful to have a lockring tool which had the handle angle outward and inch or 2. I say this because my knuckles always hit my spokes and it hurts like hell. Am I doing it wrong?
    the way im working this out spatially i think one of those tools would only work in one direction, to tighten or to loosen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusmore View Post
    There are also the Hozan lockring pliers.

    Also the VAR lockring pliers:

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    you can also grind down some channel lock pliers to work on lockrings. if you have the means to do that it is the best and cheapest way to have a tool for lockrings

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