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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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