's Forum Archives - Fixed Gear

Archive Home >> Fixed Gear

Check your chainring bolts!(5 posts)

Check your chainring bolts!Tig
Dec 5, 2003 7:20 PM
Thanks to the "post a picture of your bike" thread, I caught what could have been a major disaster out on the road. I found that a chainring bolt was missing and the others were loose. As a mechanic, I feel embarrassed, but sh|t happens. So, go out and check your important bolts before your next ride. I can only imagine how fun tomorrow's ride could have turned out if the chainring slipped after another bolt or two fell off!
re: Check your chainring bolts!NoCoasting
Dec 6, 2003 10:05 AM
I always know when my chainring bolts are loose because of additional play when trying to trackstand. On a related note, anyone know of a better tool for tightening chainring bolts other than Park's? I can never seem to get my bolts tight enough.
re: Check your chainring bolts!joe friday
Dec 6, 2003 4:49 PM
here's one..
Nice! Thank you - nmNoCoasting
Dec 9, 2003 2:04 PM
I'm thinking about using some LockTite to hold 'em. -nmTig
Dec 6, 2003 5:59 PM