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    Good job! White Industries Cust Service Awesome!

    I had my ENO chainring fail on the Fixie during a race a few weeks ago, made for a short race and a long walk in cycling shoes. You can see the obvious cracks, but there were similar hairline cracks in all the "speed holes." I shot WI a honest E-mail the following Monday explaining that the ring had a few thousand miles on a fixed gear MTB, but had never been used as a bash ring. They replied the next day and wanted some pics. They wanted to make sure I didn't have strange wear patterns caused by a bad chain line, lateral forces can fatigue the ring causing a similar failure. But thanks to Phil Wood my chain line is spot on. Once they saw the pics they shipped the new stuff no (further) questions asked. I had to butcher my lockring to remove it and my bearings in my ENO rear hub are a bit rocky so I picked up that stuff at the same time. For the ENO dorks out there, the new ring is a bit beefier in all dimensions and the tooth profile has changed a little. Looking forward to hammering on the new stuff.
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    You get a Manimal award for shredding your chainring like.

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    Cool!

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    I just installed the ring, and another note: the splines are reeeealy tight compared to the old one.
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    Have you ever had an issue with your lockring working loose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bh357
    Have you ever had an issue with your lockring working loose?
    I have, a little bit of blue loctite helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bh357
    Have you ever had an issue with your lockring working loose?
    I had them loosen enough that I replaced them with Truvative Stylo SS cranks. Like em but, unfortunately, they serve me better on my work bench. Talked to WI at SSCXWC and they said that they are tightening up their tolerances because they didn't anticipate off-road fixed riding when they first designed the cranks; seems like a reasonable assumption.

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    That's the impression I got from them when talking about it. I found the old ring would shift a little back and forth, which further loosened the lockring.....downward spiral from there. That's why I started using the loctite on the lockring and the splines. It took care of the problem, but I then had to cut the lockring off when I went to remove the chainring.
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    Yeah, WI is an excellent company to deal with. The shop I work at has a prototype fixed-free hub we're testing for them right now--it's the splined design they've shown in the past. More high quality, well engineered stuff.
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