Removing spokes

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Rockjaw, May 13, 2014.

  1. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    Anyone ever remove spokes to put on a sprocket? this Bronco bike I ordered has like 66 spokes..in order to install that maniac sprocket I need to remove some spokes..is that a pain to do? and will it affect the way the wheel drives?
    RJ
     

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  2. battery

    battery Member

    you might consider drilling new holes intead.
     
  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    you could mount as many of the sprocket bolts as will go in easily, then loosen the next spoke that is in the way and put a bend in it where needed - mount that bolt & re-tighten spoke - repeat as needed
     
  4. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    ok cool...so then i wont need to remove any spokes huh...think the maniac sprocket will be easier?
     
  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    the manic is easy if it fits your hub - if it is just a few thousandths loose, it may slip and do damage

    spokes pull from the ends without concern for the path they take between ends - a few spokes bent around some bolts will still allow proper truing
     
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