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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 01-14-05, 11:22 AM   #1
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what the hell is the name for the tool i need to tighten up my campy lockring?! i've got an idea its summat like square pin lockring tightening wrench type thingie. i need to find one and the internet is not very good at interpreting my nonsense.#


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Old 01-14-05, 11:33 AM   #2
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try spanner
or just look on park tool
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Old 01-14-05, 11:35 AM   #3
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maybe what you seek is here:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/tools/fixedgear.html
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Old 01-14-05, 11:35 AM   #4
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what the hell is the name for the tool i need to tighten up my campy lockring?! i've got an idea its summat like square pin lockring tightening wrench type thingie. i need to find one and the internet is not very good at interpreting my nonsense.#


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Hozan lockring wrench. I think Harris sells them....

Edit: Oops, beat me to it by a few seconds. I got the Hozan over the Keirin multi-tool for two reasons, one - it will adjust both types of lockring, and two - my lbs had a few used ones in the back that they were selling for ~ $5...
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The Hozan is the best, IMO. Don't get a Park - they slip a lot and you end up with a stripped lockring and bloody knuckles. Business Cycles has them, too.
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kinda sounded like you needed a pin spanner...which you'll need anyway to hold the cup in place while you're tightening the lockring.

PIN SPANNER AHOY!!!!!!! i hate those things.
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The Park tool does suck but you can make it better by wedging a penny under the wrench where it starts to arc free from the lockring. This will act as a brake and allow you actually get some leverage on it.

I think I got that from someone here, in fact.
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Ditch the campy lockring and replace it with a phil, it's the same reverse threading and much easier to get on/off.
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Another vote for the Hozan lockring pliers. They are amazing. I'll never use anything else. Business Cycles has them.
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The Park tool does suck but you can make it better by wedging a penny under the wrench where it starts to arc free from the lockring. This will act as a brake and allow you actually get some leverage on it.

I think I got that from someone here, in fact.
could you explain that differently? i'm putting a new cog on tomorrow and i don't quite understand what you mean. thanks. where exactly do you put the penny, i mean. (get your minds out of the gutter...)
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Assuming it's a standard lockring with two notches, one in either side of the ring, you fit the wrench as normal. However, the Park tool has a larger arc than the lockring so it doesn't have much contact with the ring, arcing away too soo. So you wedge a penny in between the inside face of the wrench and the lockring to establish a point of contact and go to town.
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cool. i see what you mean now. thanks again.
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