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Old 05-04-21, 12:39 PM
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Which lock ring nut do i need...?

Both of my bikes have Shimano drive trains.

If I have a through-axle rear hub on one bike, do I need a lock ring nut made specifically for through-axle hubs? Or can I use same lock ring nut that for my bike with quick release hubs?
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Hi Jeff,

I am guessing that you are talking about cassette lock rings? For Shimano, there are not specific cassette lock rings for different types or styles of hubs.

One important thing is that you should use the cassette lock ring that comes with the cassette or another lock ring that is of the same dimensions. There are some variations in cassette lock ring dimensions to fit different tooth count cogs. For example the lock ring for a cassette with a highest gear of 12t and 11t are very slightly different.

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What is a lock ring nut? You've got lockrings and you've got nuts...they don't go together in any way.
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Park Tool # 5.2 vs 5.2GT

Its a nut because of its hexagonal shape. And, as with a nut, you need a wrench/socket drive to loosen or tighten it. Pretty straightforward

Update. The Park.Tool 5.2 also works on.a thru-axle hub.

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Originally Posted by AllWeatherJeff View Post
Park Tool # 5.2 vs 5.2GT

Its a nut because of its hexagonal shape. And, as with a nut, you need a wrench/socket drive to loosen or tighten it. Pretty straightforward

Update. The Park.Tool 5.2 also works on.a thru-axle hub.
Then why doesn't PARK TOOL call it a nut?
Because EVERYBODY else calls it a tool.
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OP you're talking about a tool. It's obviously not a nut. You turn a nut with a tool. The tool has a hexagonal shape so you can put a wrench on it. How can you even argue this?
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
OP you're talking about a tool. It's obviously not a nut. You turn a nut with a tool. The tool has a hexagonal shape so you can put a wrench on it. How can you even argue this?
Give it a day or two, Chad. I'm sure you'll get over it.

Besides big deal. I called it a lockring nut and it still worked. Never meant to hurt your feelings.
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