Rag Joint with Washers?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by tzvii, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. tzvii

    tzvii New Member


    I just received my engine kit in the mail and am having a real pain installing the sprocket rag joint.
    The spokes on my wheel are extra thick, and cause the bolts to angle inwards when they are put through. This makes it so that there is no way that the metal pieces at the end will ever fit on.
    Do you think that it would be strong enough without the 3 metal end bits, and instead putting washers on the end of each bolt? I'm thinking that is the only way it will be going on there.

    Let me know if you think it would be strong enough with washers,

  2. tzvii

    tzvii New Member

    Nevermind, problem solved. I just had to widen the holes in the metal and rubber, and cut a tiny section off of the back rubber. Fits together easily now.
  3. Saddletramp

    Saddletramp Member

    I use aircraft nuts that need no stinking washer. They have Teflon and don't back off. Just a thought.
  4. 2/75 RANGER LRRS

    2/75 RANGER LRRS New Member

    Rag joint vs hub adapter

    I was always getting wobble with a Rag Joint and went to 36 Spoke Rims and purchased a Hub Adapter w/ Sprocket. Much Stronger and Sprocket runs nice and true.