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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 01-15-11, 09:06 PM   #1
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Quick SS build question

Hello,

I searched but couldn't find the following, if you could please help.

I was wondering if I need to use a lockring when installing the cog to my hub?

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Old 01-15-11, 09:19 PM   #2
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A freewheel does not require a lock ring. A track cog does.
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If it's......

fixed = yes

if its free (freewheel) = no

(you can skip the lockring on a fixed hub, but there is a very big chance your cog will de-thread itself when you try to stop/slow down, falling off the hub and causing a catostophic loss of control, you would be taken for a very wild ride, until you hit something and sopped)
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Thank you for your reply!

Other question if you do not mind, my steerer tube is taller than my stem/handle bar, should I just cut the top (after adding spacers)?

Thanks again.
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Yes steerer tubes are intended to be cut.

You might have a shop do this for you, they shouldn't charge more than fifteen bucks or so.
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