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I think this means I need to tighten my lockring

Old 12-06-05, 12:09 PM
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I think this means I need to tighten my lockring

It slipped exactly when I was accelerating, aka up and leaning enough to fall forward over the bars when it slipped. So then I faceplanted into the tarmac, glasses first. It was awesome; I even had an audience. The specs are pretty well f*cked, as you can see.

On the plus side, I caught my bike before it smashed into the back of my head (still connected to my foot). Another plus is that I look pretty tough with these new injuries. I even scared a few nuns on the way home.

So tighten the cog and lockring, right?
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Old 12-06-05, 12:16 PM
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if it slipped enough to send you over the bars, i'd say there's a good chance you totally stripped the hub threads.
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Old 12-06-05, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by brunning
if it slipped enough to send you over the bars, i'd say there's a good chance you totally stripped the hub threads.
Awesome.
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Old 12-06-05, 12:27 PM
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bummer.. .time for some new art specs
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Old 12-06-05, 12:28 PM
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...or new $30 Eyemart Express specs.
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Old 12-06-05, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MLPROJECT
bummer.. .time for some new art specs
are you trying to win the player hater's ball?
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Old 12-06-05, 12:38 PM
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looks like part of your beard got sc****d off too. Ask this dude for help:
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Old 12-06-05, 12:48 PM
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Yeah, that was the worst part. I'd been working on that beard for ages. Now I have to start all over.

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Old 12-06-05, 12:56 PM
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was it possible that the back wheel spun on some ice? the same thing happened to me only I managed to catch myself before I face planted but it was ice not me stripping my hub
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Old 12-06-05, 12:59 PM
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I wish it was, but there was no ice upon which to spin.
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Old 12-06-05, 01:10 PM
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Check your hub but it sounds like you just unweighted your rear wheel and the wheel slipped, not your cog. I've done this climbing before too. Just change your body postion next time or use a lower gear.
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i did the same thing awhile back, came to close never being able to have children.
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Keep wearing the glasses like that. I broke an old pair the same way and I just told everyone it was the style. Some people actually bought it.
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Old 12-06-05, 03:04 PM
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yeah just two days ago there was snow all over the place and plowed into the bike lane and sh1t and today the road is dry and salty.
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Originally Posted by koyman
It slipped exactly when I was accelerating, aka up and leaning enough to fall forward over the bars when it slipped....So tighten the cog and lockring, right?
Well, if this happened while you were applying forward pressure on the pedals, then either the cog threads got stripped or like Kiecker said, you unweighted your rear wheel. Usually, you know you need to tighten your lockring when you slip while applying backwards pressure, e.g., when skidding.
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Old 12-07-05, 10:09 AM
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Tarmac?

Where you biking on a runway, or in the UK ?
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Old 12-07-05, 10:20 AM
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Tarmac?

Where you biking on a runway, or in the UK ?
Neither. I just recalled reading a thread (I believe the "artfully described dooring") where that word was used for the road surface. And I was on a road, in Wisconsin.

And as far as a final prognosis goes: Yes, I stripped the hub threads. Luckily it was a flip-flop, and the otherside was, as yet, un-used. Now it is used. So not a total loss, but still a loss.

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Old 12-07-05, 10:31 AM
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Aw, it shouldn't be but this is a great thread! Some great one liners coming out, nice to see.

Shame about the incident though, man, it looks pretty painful. Hope you're ok for riding again soon.
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what kind of hub did you strip?
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Old 12-07-05, 11:33 AM
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ouch. thats no good. the roads are treacherous these days, no lie.
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Old 12-07-05, 11:35 AM
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The same thing happened to me, but i only stripped a couple of outside threads. I also didn't pitch onto my face. If you tighten the lock ring as far inside as it can go (which is how it should've been in the first place), youmight still be able to ride the hub. I'm going to check my lock ring periodically from now on.
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Old 12-07-05, 08:00 PM
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Yeah, it was originally fully tightened, but I had chainline issues, and I believe that loosened it just enough for me to **** my hub and myself.
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Old 12-07-05, 08:10 PM
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its gonna take a little more than that to make you look tough



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Old 12-07-05, 08:18 PM
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I know, that's why I ride fixed!
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