Deluxe Phantom gear Mount problem

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by foamer, May 27, 2010.

  1. foamer

    foamer New Member

    First I a new be at motor bicycles, but I do have lots of mechanical experience other things , after reviceing my Phantom motor kit I relized that it only comes with a HD hub and drum brake so I would have to respoke the rear wheel with the HD new hub. Anybody have any put ? should I just get a standard sprocket and split mounting or should I go for and try and rebuild the wheel. Help !!!!!
     

  2. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Avoid those horrible 'rag-joint' sprocket mounts.

    Perhaps before rebuilding the wheel, you could check out 'Manic Mechanic's sprocket/mount.
    (I think that 'Pirate Cycles' sells them these days.)
    It clamps to the hub, with three lugs extending through the spokes for the sprocket to bolt onto. I haven't used one, but they look far better than the cheap Chinese setups.

    Having said that, the best option is a 'Sick Bike Parts' shift-kit. Do away with the LHS sprocket/chain/tensioner altogether.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2010
  3. foamer

    foamer New Member

    Thanks for the info that sprocket/mount looks a lot better, and alot less work too.
     
  4. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    No worries. I was all set to buy one myself a couple of months ago, but opted for a shift-kit instead.
     
  5. foamer

    foamer New Member

    I spent a couple of years in Exmouth back when I was in the navy 1980-1982 nice place no rush kind place to live back then (good fishing and good beer), I think its a resort now. The hub I got has a thread on sprocket interchangeable from 40 to 52 and a drum brake but I am no wheel builder.
     
  6. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Well, you're one up on me. I've never been to Western Australia. (The only state in Oz that I haven't seen.)
    I'll get there eventually.

    Good beer is one thing Australia is good at. Despite that, I make my own, a lager. I run 2 x 23 litre fermenters full-time. (Sampling a drop as I write.)
     
  7. domino

    domino New Member

    It would still be nice to have the wheel built at your leisure. A spare is always great to have. I don't care for rag joints but they do work. I have a sprocket mount and engine mounts on the way. Looking foward to there arival.
     
  8. foamer

    foamer New Member

    Yea I think I going to try and build the wheel at worst case if I can't get it true then I can always pay a bike shop to true is up. I have a how to from the internet http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
     
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