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Old 08-11-14, 05:06 PM   #1
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Blue Lock Tight

Someone said if you used Blue Lock tight semi permanent, you wouldn't ever have to tighten cogs or lock rings on a fixie ever again. Is this true or just an urban legend?
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Old 08-11-14, 05:26 PM   #2
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How often are you tightening your cog and locking if you aren't constantly swapping out gears?
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Unless I'm changing my cog, I literally never have to touch it or my lockring after the initial installation.
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Unless I'm changing my cog, I literally never have to touch it or my lockring after the initial installation.
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Old 08-12-14, 03:19 PM   #6
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Blue loctite couldn't hurt, but it's completely unnecessary when a cog & lockring are properly installed. If you're having problems with the cog unscrewing slightly you probably need to move the cog outboard a tiny amount with a spacer.
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My cog or lock ring has never come loose once ever. I swap cogs a lot too so I don't think you really have to worry as long as you install them properly.
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Loctite is compensating for poor installation or problems with the hub or cog (note, the latter probably arose from the former). Fix the basic issue, whatever it may be and leave the loctite for applications where it's needed.
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