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Formula Hubs - Lockrings don't thread on

Old 03-14-09, 02:26 PM
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Formula Hubs - Lockrings don't thread on

I have a formula rear hub with fixed/fixed. I've tried Ben's lockrings and Dura-Ace lockrings and neither thread onto the hub. What gives?
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Old 03-14-09, 02:38 PM
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Are you screwing it on counter-clockwise?
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Old 03-14-09, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by tgscordv6 View Post
Are you screwing it on counter-clockwise?
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Old 03-14-09, 02:46 PM
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grease it up too.
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Old 03-14-09, 09:00 PM
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the threading on the cog is clockwise to tighten (turns right)
threading on lockring is anticlockwise to tighten (turns left)

ya?


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Old 03-14-09, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by nussy475 View Post
I have a formula rear hub with fixed/fixed. I've tried Ben's lockrings and Dura-Ace lockrings and neither thread onto the hub. What gives?
Close your eyes, screw it the other way, and it will magically thread on.
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Old 03-14-09, 10:01 PM
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You placed a bet about how many replies you'd get.
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Or the threads are screwed.

Do people not take the time to look up the basics of fixed gear bikes before deciding they want one?
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Old 03-14-09, 10:16 PM
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why buy a formula hub, you know there crapola hubs right?
 
Old 03-14-09, 10:23 PM
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There is nothing wrong with Formula hubs.
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Old 03-14-09, 10:41 PM
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i just bought a front formula to build a wheel, i don't like the rear one's with them 200mm axles.
 
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so you can have pegs and carry a circus bear on the back
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Originally Posted by na975 View Post
why buy a formula hub, you know there crapola hubs right?
Haha, there is nothing wrong with Formula hubs.
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Old 03-14-09, 10:53 PM
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so you can have pegs and carry a circus bear on the back
or my girlfreind. ; )
 
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Originally Posted by areacode312 View Post
Haha, there is nothing wrong with Formula hubs.
I agree nothing wrong with them
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lol alright seems like formula hubs sound very, well, sound ;D hope thats true, just replaced my stock with a formula~ hope it lasts
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^^^ thats if the rear axle don't catch on to somethin (200mm long).
 
Old 03-14-09, 11:54 PM
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Old 03-15-09, 12:25 AM
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who you callin new? i been here way longer than you,you.^^^
 
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the long axles are annoying, but grease should do the trick.
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Old 03-15-09, 06:48 AM
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I have formulas and never had a problem like this.
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This may sound stupid, but when I rode BMX I would just saw off the extra length of the axle. The axle length on Formula hubs never bothered me but couldn't you either just swap out for a shorter axle or carefully cut them down to a more like-able size?
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Old 03-15-09, 07:54 AM
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yep..cut down the axle...If you do, keep the axle nut on.. After you cut down the axle, you can unthread the nut and it helps "chase" the threads on the axle..
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who you callin new? i been here way longer than you,you.^^^
Every post is directed at you.
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who you callin new? i been here way longer than you,you.^^^
I didn't call you new, I called the OP new however you maybe have been here longer than me your posts are still worthless.
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