|fixie question....is the blue lock tight strong enough||ishmael|
Aug 14, 2001 6:33 AM
|my other side on my flip flop hub wont except a lockring so i used the blue locktight, will that hold...and if it doesnt should i use red...what should i do..i have a front brake but dont use it much...the cog is 17 and the ring is 44..|
|re: fixie question....is the blue lock tight strong enough||Jack S|
Aug 14, 2001 8:14 AM
|an olf bb lockring will fit... fyi, most use a freewheel on the flip side (or is it flop side?)|
|bb lock ring||ishmael|
Aug 14, 2001 8:32 AM
|as i understand it the threads went only one way on one side (the side i now dont have a lock ring on)..so can i put the bb lock ring with the same thread direction as the cog on that side, do i just thread the bb lock ring on and tighten similarly to a headset....how bout the blue locktight, do you think it will hold as is or should i try to take it all off|
|A couple of things.||jw25|
Aug 14, 2001 10:16 AM
|First off, the blue loctite probably won't hold. It's the weakest of the different types, andis only to prevent vibrations from loosening threads. |
I'd take to cog off, which should get enough of the dried loctite off. It's not very strong, so it's not a big deal either way.
Put the cog on the other side of the flip-flop, and get a lockring. Just tighten the cog and ring down tight, it's not like adjusting a headset.
Now you can put a freewheel on the other side of the hub (I'd add a rear brake, too, depending on the hills you ride), and flip-flop for even more fun.