Re: [CR]die for italian lockring threads.

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Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 14:30:11 -0400
To: classic rendezvous <>
From: "John Betmanis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]die for italian lockring threads.
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At 11:13 AM 22/05/2008 -0700, jeffrey piwonka wrote:
>sorry, the subject is right the first sentence was
>i need a die for the lockring threads so i can chase
>I have a phil wood lockring and it is italian
>threaded. 1.32 x 24, it won't thread on the low flange
>hubs i have. it threads on the high flange hubs i have
>just fine.

I wonder if such a die even exists and would be very expensive if it did. I would think that the original threads were cut on a lathe (or automatic screw machine). If you have a good spare lockring with the correct thread, file some notches in it like those in a die, clean up the burrs, then use it to chase the damaged threads on your hub. In fact, just an unmodified lockring with lots of lube and a bit of persuasion should straighten the threads if they're just deformed.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario