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Brand new hubs, excess metal or possible stripping?

Old 08-07-09, 02:10 PM
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Brand new hubs, excess metal or possible stripping?

Hey everyone. Here's a quick question, which I haven't seen directly addressed anywhere (forgive me if it has been).

So I bought some new wheels ( https://tinyurl.com/kwz2vm ) and am for the first time putting on a cog and lockring. My surly cog went on seamlessly, but the formula lockring I have put up a bit of resistance. I used a lockring spanner and the lockring continued to thread on without too much force but I noticed a thin thread of metal starting to come out. I immediately stopped threading and have been weary to proceed for fear of stripping/further stripping the hub.

Would it be normal for a new hub behave like that? Could the lockring just be carving deeper threads? The hubs, according to benscycles, are no name but could be formula/joytech, so I'd assume they'd at least take a formula lockring.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 08-07-09, 02:20 PM
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the formula lockrings are crap get a dura ace and hope it gets a bit if not you just killed your hub
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you are threading it on counterclockwise correct?
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
you are threading it on counterclockwise correct?
You're so gentle.
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Yeah, if you noticed thread shavings you probably cross threaded your hub. Check the lockring, cause that's hopefully where the material came from.

If it was the hub, well ****. Try to get the cog and lockring on straight, then you'll probably need that fixed on there for good with red Threadlocker.
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you are threading it on counterclockwise correct?
put 5 on this.
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