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Lockring?(6 posts)

Jan 10, 2004 7:54 AM
I am a "newbie" about to take the fixed gear plunge(hopefully not to the ground). I'm converting an 89 Masi Gran Corsa(low end) to a fix/ss.

I just got my wheels, just a set of basic Suzue hubs and the LBS guy(a track rider) said I don't need to even bother with the lockring since I'll be using brakes, that the cog wouldn't loosen even with back pressure to slow.. and the lockrings are a unnessary pain?

Would like to get some feedback from people that actually ride fixed gears on the road... It seems to me the lockring would just be a good idea, but I hate "not listening" to the LBS guy.. who has helped me alot.

re: Lockring?ukiahb
Jan 10, 2004 9:12 AM
That topic is a can of worms, nearly as bad as Shimano vs. Campagnolo. I'm not using a lockring and have had no trouble, but have read a few stories of cogs unscrewing, even w/ a proper LH threaded lockring...then there is also the whole issue of Loctite...yes or no? If you would like to see lots of opinions on the topic, check out the archives at
re: Lockring?pedalruns
Jan 10, 2004 7:38 PM
Thanks.. I had no idea
re: Lockring?wooden legs
Jan 11, 2004 1:55 AM
it seems like a foolish idea not to ride with one, even just an old bottom bracket lockring with loctite. why take the chance of your cog unscrewing at an intersection? without a lockring you're asking for trouble, why not just be safe?
re: Lockring?pedalruns
Jan 11, 2004 6:31 AM
I agree.. that is my thinking.. sure couldn't hurt..
re: Lockring?mr_e
Jan 12, 2004 10:24 AM
I've had properly tightened cogs unscrew, and the only thing that saved my bottom was a lock ring. For only a few bucks, I see no reason not to ride one.