Mongoose Dolomite: Need Cone Nuts - Not Sure What To Shop For - Helps meh plox :)

DieselTech

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Surprised me that bicycle shop couldn't get him what he needed. But then one of the employees couldn't even remove a freewheel lol
They got a good bike shop not far from me, great bike shop. They had a guy there that could lace any type spoke pattern you cud dream of. Awesome guy at building & trueing wheels, then they had to let him go. Worst mistake the bike shop ever made.
 

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I've had them on really tight on the LandRider. However, I've found the heavy-duty vise trick and freewheel removal tool to work best with 2 people. By pumping the tire up it gives you something soft to grip.

What I now do with a brand new bike is I'll remove the freewheel and grease the threads. Then put it back on. I've taken freewheels off of bikes years latter with no problem at all by myself, that I've greased the threads on years earlier.
 

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I've had them on really tight on the LandRider. However, I've found the heavy-duty vise trick and freewheel removal tool to work best with 2 people. By pumping the tire up it gives you something soft to grip.

What I now do is with a brand new bike is I'll remove the freewheel and grease the threads. Then put it back on. I've taken freewheels off of bike years latter with no problem at all by myself that I've greased the threads on years earlier.
Got it done. I did grease the threads too. Glad to hear that helps. Thanks.
 

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Maybe in the future you may want to consider the custom built 7 speed 34-13 freewheel.

(34,28,24,21,18,15,13)
My highest gear is 14 tooth and I hardly ever use it. There is no real power in this thing past 5th gear. Gear 6 and 7 are only used on super flat or downhill roads and with a speed limit of 25 in my state (for motorized) and no real interest in going past 35 mph I have no need to change the gearing. I can also go up the steepest hill I know of at about 15 mph in my first gear.
 

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My highest gear is 14 tooth and I hardly ever use it. There is no real power in this thing past 5th gear. Gear 6 and 7 are only used on super flat or downhill roads and with a speed limit of 25 in my state (for motorized) and no real interest in going past 35 mph I have no need to change the gearing. I can also go up the steepest hill I know of at about 15 mph in my first gear.
So what you have is a reduction range of 23.85:1 to 11.93:1.
 

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I don't have broken spokes. I didn't change the axle.
My total weight (bike/rider/pulled load) is between 340-540 lbs with up to 30% grade hills to contend with. Though I never pulled any loads with the LandRider. Now maybe my weight and the steep hills contributed to both bikes getting bent stock axles. I will say replacing them with cro-molly axles fixed the problem.
 
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