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Tried Skidding..mechanical problem though

Old 10-13-08, 11:41 PM
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Tried Skidding..mechanical problem though

So i just slapped on a fix cog onto my Dawes SST

There was a creak from my cranks everytime it went around. I know this sounds kinda stupid but i ignored it for the time being. I figured I'd get to it at some point.

So yeah i tried to skid a couple hours ago but instead what happened was...

My crank pushed backwards and I kept going forward(inching foward ever so slowly)

I'm looking at the crank and im trying to figure out how to take it off. It doesnt seem to wiggle off even after i got the bolt off.

I'm thinking my bottom bracket is loose but i can't figure out how to tighten it.


Hopefully someone can give me simple advice. Please don't waste your time flaming
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Old 10-14-08, 12:40 AM
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cog was slipping, tighten it and the lockring
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Old 10-14-08, 02:16 AM
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yea lockring is loose. if you damaged the threading, blue loctite and rotafix.

google rotafix.
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Old 10-14-08, 03:06 AM
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better learn to skid before you fix things on your bike!jk
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Old 10-14-08, 05:45 AM
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cog was loose and lock ring wasn't tight enough. so as you went to lock up the rear you undid the cog just a tad
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Old 10-14-08, 11:31 AM
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That creak from your cranks is probably your seat.
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Old 10-14-08, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by tx_what_it_do View Post
yea lockring is loose. if you damaged the threading, blue loctite and rotafix.

google rotafix.
Thanks this helped a lot. It was infact the cog and lock ring not being tight enough.




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WTF do you mean the creaks are from my seat? Are you trying to be an funny? I'm not laughing.
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Old 10-14-08, 01:04 PM
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Seriously. If the creaking from your BB is only occuring when you're sitting down, make sure your clamp bolt and your binder bolt on your seatpost are torqued down really well.

Or you know, you could just be a prick when I'm trying to help you. That works too.
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Originally Posted by tx_what_it_do View Post
yea lockring is loose. if you damaged the threading, blue loctite and rotafix.

google rotafix.

rotafixing really is no stronger than hard acceleration, and its not an end all solution to damaged threads.

best thing for damaged threads is to clean them all up with alcohol, then jbweld the cog and lockring on there.
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out of interest,how do you go about loosening or tightening a lockring? i never figured out how to take my sprocket/lockring off my hub
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The best thing for damaged threads is to buy a new hub. JB Weld might work for a bit, but it's super duper janky and you won't know when/if it's going to fail.
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Old 10-14-08, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
Seriously. If the creaking from your BB is only occuring when you're sitting down, make sure your clamp bolt and your binder bolt on your seatpost are torqued down really well.

Or you know, you could just be a prick when I'm trying to help you. That works too.
I apologize if I got defensive. The tendency of these forums is to flame first and ask questions later.


I'm almost positive my seat clamps are tighten significantly but I'll check them out now that I understand you where you're coming from


The creaks are extremely apparent when I go faster because I'm putting more pressure on my cranks(mainly on the down stroke of left side)
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Old 10-14-08, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by whatsham View Post
out of interest,how do you go about loosening or tightening a lockring? i never figured out how to take my sprocket/lockring off my hub
You'll need a lock ring wrench to remove the lock ring and you'll need a chainwhip to remove the cog. There are lots of lock ring wrench's out there, but Hozan, I think, has the best. Instead of a chainwhip you can also reverse rotafix the cog to remove it. I usually take this approach since its diffucult to get good leverage with a chainwhip.
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Originally Posted by Bebopman View Post
Thanks this helped a lot. It was infact the cog and lock ring not being tight enough.




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WTF do you mean the creaks are from my seat? Are you trying to be an funny? I'm not laughing.


I think he was serious, because when I first got my Pista, it makes a creaking noise when I sat on it. He probably misinterpreted your post.
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Old 10-14-08, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by tradtimbo View Post
You'll need a lock ring wrench to remove the lock ring and you'll need a chainwhip to remove the cog. There are lots of lock ring wrench's out there, but Hozan, I think, has the best. Instead of a chainwhip you can also reverse rotafix the cog to remove it. I usually take this approach since its diffucult to get good leverage with a chainwhip.
You really only need a lock ring wrench. You can loosen the lock ring with the wrench while the wheel is still bolted on the bike then you just use the crank and pedal the cog off backwards. same for tightening it, just in reverse. I love my Park chainwhip but when I'm without it, all I really need is a lock ring tool.
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Old 10-14-08, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Bebopman View Post
I'm looking at the crank and im trying to figure out how to take it off. It doesnt seem to wiggle off even after i got the bolt off.

I'm thinking my bottom bracket is loose but i can't figure out how to tighten it.
To remove your crankset you need a crankpuller. If you don't know this, you need to not be working on your bike alone. You are going to f*ck some sh*t up.
You also need bottom bracket tools for your bottom bracket.

Listen dude- Park tools sells a book that gives a detailed rundown of all the parts on a bike and how to work on them yourself. Your LBS should have it, I just saw it @ my LBS the other day. Go get it. And buy some damn tools too. Chainwhip, crankpuller, bottom bracket tools, Park tools bottle opener (not necessary, but damn cool!) etc.
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Old 10-14-08, 04:07 PM
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I've taken apart the crank on a schwinn varsity before
But i can tell this is a lot different.
Thats part of the reason why i havent resolved this problem...I'm not really equipped to mess around with my bottom bracket.

I just tightned my seat clamps and bolts significantly more. Hopefully it was the real problem.

Thanks for the advice
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