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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 10-09-10, 09:36 AM   #1
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What did I break now (lockring?)?

well you might have caught my thread about flats i just posted. i think i fixed that. my stupid DP18 has these little holes on the side of the rim (not spoke holes, it has to be a defect), i covered those up better and went to put my wheel back on. while adjusting chain tension i cracked some sort of washer type thing. 2 of them. is this my lockrings? i have a flip flop hub and i think i cracked one on each side. like i said it looks like a thick washer.
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Old 10-09-10, 09:41 AM   #2
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Definitely not a lockring. The lockring is what keeps your fixed cog tight. Are they the floating washers that are part of the axle hex nuts? If so, you need new axle nuts. Or maybe spacers on your axle. Can you show us a photo?
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you are right. it is not the lockring, also not part of the axle hex nuts, definitely spacers. thanks.
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Old 10-09-10, 11:46 AM   #4
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you probably are ending up spending more money than you would by just buying a new rear wheel
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I broke those things too! i had some spares and put them on.
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Old 10-09-10, 01:52 PM   #6
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Well if they're just cracked axle spacers; you can still use them after you screw them down again if they're aren't cracked in half.
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you probably are ending up spending more money than you would by just buying a new rear wheel
back from the LBS (well one of them), $8. it was the locknuts that i broke. $4 each and away i go. the locknut part can be pictured here:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html
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Err did you break them in half?
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