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fixie question....is the blue lock tight strong enough(4 posts)

fixie question....is the blue lock tight strong enoughishmael
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 enoughJack 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 ringishmael
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.