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Old 10-26-12, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by chas58 View Post
Agree with the above comments.

Just so you know what is going on (assuming no damage to your hub mentioned above):
If the cog is not properly tightened on install, it will tighten itself up more as you ride it. When this happens the lock ring is no longer tight against the hub, allowing for the cog to tighten and loosen when you accelerate and brake. Eventually this will cause your lock ring to come loose (it already was loose, but it will become more noticeable) and will ruin the threads on your hub for the lock ring. At that point the hub is only good for the freewheel side (assuming you have a flip/flop)
I was under the understanding that freewheels and fixed cogs go in the same threading. Is this not the case with all hubs?
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Old 10-26-12, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
I was under the understanding that freewheels and fixed cogs go in the same threading. Is this not the case with all hubs?
you can put freewheels on fixed threads, but not the other way around.

If you ever have to buy hubs, get fixed/fixed.
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Old 10-26-12, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
you can put freewheels on fixed threads, but not the other way around.

If you ever have to buy hubs, get fixed/fixed.
Yeah that's exactly what i got on both of my fixed rear wheels. had no idea they made fixed/fw. I dont see the point of it haha.
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Old 10-26-12, 11:11 AM
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Sheldon himself wondered the same thing.
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Old 10-26-12, 11:17 AM
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Don't know yet if there is any damage. I agree with that, the cog is tightening and leaving the lock ring loose. hopefully there is no damage to the hub. It is a flip/flop hub. Would you agree that i should not be at fault? i did not install the cog and lock ring. they are both brand new out of the box on brand new rims. i have rode with them on maybe 3-4 times if that.
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Old 10-26-12, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by fixedSprint View Post
Don't know yet if there is any damage. I agree with that, the cog is tightening and leaving the lock ring loose. hopefully there is no damage to the hub. It is a flip/flop hub. Would you agree that i should not be at fault? i did not install the cog and lock ring. they are both brand new out of the box on brand new rims. i have rode with them on maybe 3-4 times if that.
Dude, get off the damn internet and go to the bike shop.
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Old 10-26-12, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Dude, get off the damn internet and go to the bike shop.
I just drop it off. i went on my lunch break, sucks being here not knowing.
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Old 10-26-12, 11:44 AM
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Well, why not have something to stare at while they work on it.

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Old 10-26-12, 11:53 AM
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They didn't do it while you waited? What the **** is wrong with bike shops?
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
They didn't do it while you waited? What the **** is wrong with bike shops?
It takes all of 30 seconds to properly tighten a cog and lockring.

That would annoy me.
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Old 10-26-12, 11:58 AM
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its just the nature of Customer Service these days. Thats why when I find somebody who is good at what they do, I pay top dollar to keep coming back.
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Old 10-26-12, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
It takes all of 30 seconds to properly tighten a cog and lockring.

That would annoy me.
Seriously. I would take less than ten minutes to remove the cog/lockring, inspect the threads and reinstall everything the right way.

Because they ****ed up installing it the first time, I would have demanded they do it right in front of me. For free.
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Old 10-26-12, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Seriously. I would take less than ten minutes to remove the cog/lockring, inspect the threads and reinstall everything the right way.

Because they ****ed up installing it the first time, I would have demanded they do it right in front of me. For free.

I not paying for a thing.
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Old 10-26-12, 12:45 PM
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Dude... that really sucks. At a nearby shop, I brought in a wheel, a log and cockring and the guy did it while I picked my nose. He didn't even charge me and it wasn't even my personal LBS! There is something really wrong with your peeps.
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Old 10-26-12, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
Dude... that really sucks. At a nearby shop, I brought in a wheel, a log and cockring and the guy did it while I picked my nose. He didn't even charge me and it wasn't even my personal LBS! There is something really wrong with your peeps.
they did what?? while you pick your...?? sure you went to the right shop?
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Old 10-26-12, 01:38 PM
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I usually just do it myself. A FG doesn't need that much maintenance.

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its just the nature of Customer Service these days. Thats why when I find somebody who is good at what they do, I pay top dollar to keep coming back.
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Old 10-26-12, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by chas58 View Post
I usually just do it myself. A FG doesn't need that much maintenance.
I will when this issue is all done. i already ordered a chainwhip tool and lock ring tool.
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Old 10-26-12, 02:29 PM
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is this one of those shops that has never seen a fixed gear in person before and now they're scratching their heads****************************************???
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Old 10-26-12, 02:32 PM
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is this one of those shops that has never seen a fixed gear in person before and now they're scratching their heads****************************************???

I don't believe so? they have a 84' schwinn fixed gear in the shop.
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Old 10-26-12, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by fixedSprint View Post
I don't believe so? they have a 84' schwinn fixed gear in the shop.
That means nothing. The old shop where I worked had a few conversions on the rack when I started that were so badly cobbled together, it was shameful.
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Old 10-26-12, 02:50 PM
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Well if any body in chicago area knows a reputable LBS. Please let me know
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To the Performance where our very own Jimmytango works
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Old 10-26-12, 03:13 PM
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sweet, i will head there way when i need something. thanks hairnet!
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To the Performance where our very own Jimmytango works


Only because he works there. As a rule Performance is a terrible place for service. Also, not an LBS. That place is like the Wal-mart of the bicycle industry.
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Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
Dude... that really sucks. At a nearby shop, I brought in a wheel, a log and cockring and the guy did it while I picked my nose. He didn't even charge me and it wasn't even my personal LBS! There is something really wrong with your peeps.
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they did what?? while you pick your...?? sure you went to the right shop?
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