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megatronstein said:
I have been thinking about getting into fixed gear, so I have been asking a lot of questions to a lot of different people. There was one question I thought would be good for the wrenching forum. If I had a track hub, it would have one sprocket and also a lockring. A chain whip should be used to take the sprocket off. I was looking around a fixed gear-specific site that sells...well...everything. I saw that with the rest of their tools, they were selling a 1/8" chain whip. That got me thinking, do I need to buy that if I am going to ride a 1/8" chain on my fixie, or will a normal Park chain whip work on my fixie sprocket? And also, another quick question. Will the Park BB lockring tool seen here http://www.nashbar.com/profile_moreimages.cfm?category=99&subcategory=1228&sku=2671&brand= work on a track hub lockring? Thanks. -Steve
Track cogs are available in both 3/32" and 1/8" pitch and most "stock" fixies from the bigger manufacturers (Bianch, Specialized, Fuji, etc.) seem to be coming with 3/32" cogs. If you're not sure which size cog you will use, then you might as well get a 1/8" chain whip, which can still be used on 3/32" cog. The Park BB lockring tool also works fine on track lockrings.
 

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I use 1/8 drivetrain on my fixie. A 3/32 chain whip doesn't quite fit right, so I use a 1/8 chain whip. I use my 20-year-old Park BB lock-ring spanner for the cog lock-ring with no problems.
 

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How about whip and lockring in one?

There is a track tool made by a japanese company (can't remember the name, maybe E.A.I.) that is both a cog and lockring tool in one (not chainwhip type, but hook type), and a 15mm socket tool for removing the wheel. I'll try to find it...
 

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agentorange said:
Found one. Have used one a bit in the past, and it ruled. Very well made.
Follow this:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/tools/fixedgear.html
The Keirin tool is way overpriced. Get a simple 1/8 chain whip and a Park lock-ring spanner, and you're golden for around $30. I also recommend a Surly Jethro Tool to carry with you to put nutted wheels on and off in case you flat.
 
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