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    SLV
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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?

    Thank you!

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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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    SLV
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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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