Sprockets Number of sprocket bolts help

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by Ninjelic, May 11, 2013.

  1. Ninjelic

    Ninjelic New Member

    Hey all! I'm new here and I just started building my 2 stroke bike, and I seem to have run into a problem with installing the rear sprocket, a few of the bolts will not line up properly because of the spokes. So I took them out, is this adviseable?? What did you guys do? Did you even have this problem?? Thanks. I will post a picture of the problem in a sec.
     

  2. Ninjelic

    Ninjelic New Member

  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    you'll save yourself a LOT of work if you get a wheel that has 36 spokes rather than the 32 you're trying to fit
     
  4. Ninjelic

    Ninjelic New Member

    ok thanks, thats really helpful. but the problem im running into now is finding a 26" 36 spoke rear wheel... at a reasonable price i only spent $100 on the bike i dont want to spend $80 on just a rear wheel. should i try and have a fixed sprocket? what do other people do when useing a mountain bike???

    thanks again
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2013
  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I like having gears in back for when the gas runs out or engine quits - not sure about where you are, but around here I can find an old $10 wheel whenever I need one (if it has a couple broken spokes, I can get it $5 or free)
     
  6. sawdust

    sawdust Member

    my tandem I built is a mountain bike..I had to move the sprocket around quite a bit till I got all the bolts to go in. Another choice is to take it like it is and have the sprocket welded to the hub or go to maniac mikes website and buy the hub and sprocket adapter for it. Just my two cents worth.
     
  7. Ninjelic

    Ninjelic New Member

    ok cool thanks for all the advice. as it is sunday not many bike shops were open today and the ones that were, only sold new stuff/didnt have it. im going to try and just get a used wheel and switch out the cogset and all that and get the tools for it. as for the manic mechanic, would that be considered something to upgrade to in the future? so might as well bipass this problem and buy that?
     
  8. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    adapters are nice if there is one to fit the diameter of your hub
     
  9. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze Active Member

    I believe you can get it to work if you keep moving the sprocket around to different spots. Also, I don't see a problem with leaving out a couple of bolts, as long as you can get it tightened evenly and keep the sprocket true. A spring loaded tensioner will help a lot on a slightly out of true sprocket, and they are much cheaper than a new wheel.
     
  10. DMO-1291

    DMO-1291 Member

    +1 for the hub adaptor unless you want all the tools to swap everything around and true the spokes up and stuff like that, I feel that would be the cheapest option and I like hub adaptor be it disc brake or other better than the rag joint.
    Just my two cents
     
  11. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    3 year old thread bro... ;) i think the issue was sorted long long ago...
     
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  12. DMO-1291

    DMO-1291 Member

    Didn't even look hahaha it popped up on my feed as recent :D
     
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