Safety No More Rag Joint Sprockets For Me

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by birdmannn101, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. birdmannn101

    birdmannn101 Member

    My wheel had loose spokes so I tightened them. After my next cruise the spokes were loose again. Finally I took the sprocket off the wheel and this is what I found, broken spokes. I am planning to use a sprocket adapter on my new 55 cruiser build. I'll be willing to bet they don't have one to fit this Trek 700 wheel. Guess I better go looking for another used cruiser. Just thought you guys might be aware if you try tightening spokes and they getting loose again you might have some broken spokes.
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  2. reb1

    reb1 Member

    See if Staton will build one of there wheels on a 700c rim. Staton makes there own hubs for this purpose. You will have a left hand freewheel threaded onto the hub for driving the wheel. The hubs are made in several drillings. I would get a 48 spoked setup if possible.
     
  3. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I'd go with a Heavy Duty Wheel, and a Clamshell Hub . Rag Joints are bad news,The Clamshell is almost self indexing, can be filed for
    greater accuracy, and evenly torques * all * spokes, making for a safer, and straighter, ride.
     
  4. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I'd go with a Heavy Duty Wheel, and a Clamshell Hub . Rag Joints are bad news,The Clamshell is almost self indexing, can be filed for
    greater accuracy, and evenly torques * all * spokes, making for a safer, and straighter, ride.
     
  5. birdmannn101

    birdmannn101 Member

    I have given up on the 700c wheels since I found these heavy duty Huffy wheels with 11G spokes and balloon tires. V 35 do you have a link on this clamshell hub?
     
  6. V 35

    V 35 Member

    Try www.livefast.com or ww.piratecycle.com or search for
    Live Fast Motors or Pirate Cycle or Manic Mechanic
     
  7. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    DANGER ,,,, DANGER ! Glad you caught that before it collapsed !
     
  8. BchCruizer

    BchCruizer Banned

    Its not good when your wheel folds in half from loose spokes! I check mine every once in a while just to be safe!
     
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