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Old 06-19-05, 02:11 PM
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cog and lock ring removal

hey does anyone have any advice about this issue....i have a proper lock ring removal wrench but mine wont budge....i know this isnt a complicated matter but im stuck.....
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Old 06-19-05, 02:13 PM
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Are you turning the lockring the right way?

With a proper lockring on a track hub, righty=loosey
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Old 06-19-05, 02:14 PM
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i keep bangin on my lockring with a baseball bat but it still hasn't come off
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Old 06-19-05, 02:19 PM
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Blowtorch? Whiskey?

Those have been known to work for me in the past. Unfortunatly, it took awhile for the blowtorch to work - it didn't come off right then, it was a few days later when I was skidding towards a red light...

Yeah, probably don't take my advice.

Cheater bar?
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Old 06-19-05, 02:48 PM
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what about spraying some wd-40 to try to lossen the lock ring a bit would that help?
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Old 06-19-05, 02:53 PM
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WD40 probably wouldn't help, but some 3-in one pentrating oil might....
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don't let wd-40 touch your bike in my opinion. It collects crap that results in all kinds of horrible noises.
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i vote cheater bar--slip a longish piece of pipe over the handle of yr lockring tool, making it longer. more length equals more torque (force applied to a rotational body--it increases the further from the center of rotation. which is why doorknobs are far away from hinges).
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ok i got the lock ring off how about the cog.....i have a chain whip but im pretty inept at bike mechanics so....again im stuck
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Old 06-19-05, 08:42 PM
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wrap the chainwhip around the cog and wrench it off. cogs turn normal ways, meaning lefty loosen, righty tighty.
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soory again for the ineptitude but is there a certain lenght that the chain on the whip should be
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Old 06-19-05, 09:58 PM
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just put the wheel back on the bike and stomp the pedals in the reverse direction, or try to backpedal going down a hill, it'll come off
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hahaha....i appreciate the advice but i tried that already....crankeed it hard into a nice 5 foot skid and nothing not even a budge....looke like im stuck for now
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try the italian rotafixa method....backwards.
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Isn't it fairly easy to strip your hub if you back pedal without a lock ring?
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OK WD is the king of saving things. Not good on chains but a great degreaser/penetrating oil. If I were you try the hammer and chisle technique maybe! Or go to shop
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Originally Posted by 12XU
Isn't it fairly easy to strip your hub if you back pedal without a lock ring?
Nope, the cog will just unthread.
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