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Old 02-04-18, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by hardboiled718 View Post


^ What's the deal with that thing, does it require some proprietary tool for installation/removal? quality lock rings dont need any special rehasing, maybe that's why those things are on sale.
The Phil lockring is aluminum; the multiple engagement points minimize the risk of damage when tightening or loosening the lockring. It appears that a standard, readily available external bottom bracket tool would work to install and remove the lockring.

That said, I've never felt the need for an aluminum lockring. Steel is much more durable, and only trivially heavier. Of course, you do need a Campagnolo-thread lockring for Phil hubs, rather than ISO (unless they've changed recently).
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