Sprockets Should I use loctite on my sprocket?

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by ryansclzo, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. ryansclzo

    ryansclzo Member

    I just got done replacing all those crappy stock bolts that came with my chinese kit with ones from a local ace hardware :sweatdrop:.

    Now I am wondering if I should use loctite on the nuts? I see people saying blue loctite is fine, but I only have this kind:


    Is this okay to use?

  2. Samdallas214

    Samdallas214 Member

    If it was me I would only use the blue if you ever have to remove them you will be glad you did and that's a bonding compound not a thread lock
  3. ryansclzo

    ryansclzo Member

    oh. So i'm using the infamous huffy cranbrook :eek:... Is this stuff strong enough to put breaks salvaged from a different bike to the cranbrook? Because the cranbrook is so cheaply made it doesn't even have the spot for them lol.
  4. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    *bangs head against brickwall*

    id love to see it tried :jester:

    while they do happen to epoxy some hiclass frames together, they use lugs, like old brazed frames.

    go for it. just fit an alternative stopping system first ;)
  5. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze Active Member

    NO!!!! First of all, the shear plane for the sprocket bolts runs latterally. Epoxy won't help. Get the nuts with the nylon inserts and you'll be fine, they won't back off. Second, DO NOT use epoxy to mount brake calipers, unless you got some kinda death wish. Look under the top of the fork, you probably have something to mount a bracket there.
  6. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    You can mount cantilever (the "C" shaped type) brakes on a cranbrook where the front fender mount hole is on the fork crown. You can also swap the stock forks out for some suspension forks with v-brakes, if you can find them in 1" threaded. I used some off a roadmaster mountain bike back when I had my cranbrook. There are also v-brake adapter plates that you can purchase from several different websites.