Re: [CR]die for italian lockring threads.

Example: Framebuilders:Masi
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 11:52:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: "jeffrey piwonka" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]die for italian lockring threads.
To: classic rendezvous <>
In-Reply-To: <>

> 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.

i thought of that, but only have the phil lockring and don't really want to cut those threads.

i called a good machinist, he told me what tool supplier to call. they told me they could have it made for a couple hundred dollars. anyone else have some hubs they want to chase the threads on??? lol.

i'll just use my triangular file some more then grease it and go for it i guess. there is one section of threading that is rolled over a bit that might be the culprit of all the friction.

Jeff Piwonka
Austin, Texas, USA