|Axle lock nut in a non-operational state|
While performing routine maintenance on the wheel of the fixed gear bike, right after trying some wet n wild Wild Shine purple nail polish as touch-up on another bike (fail), one of the axle lock nuts cracked and fell off. After words appropriate to this event were uttered, a temporary cessation of fixed gear operations was declared until a suitable replacement serrated axle lock nut is obtained. The primary requirement of said replacement is: it shall not crack and fall off under normal maintenance operations. For the duration of the cease-fixed, normal shifty bicycle operations are in effect. And a special, personal career note out to fabricators of serrated axle nuts which crack and fall off during normal maintenance: seek other employment now. Get up. Go ride.