? about attaching rear sprocket

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by darwin, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen where a sprocket is attached to a hub like a brake disc is on the left side. Seems like a great solution to the clam shell sprocket. Anyone have a link or site where there's pics of such setup? Is a disc brake hub beefy enough to handle the torque of the motor?

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    sprockets are available that have both the usual 9 holes and also have an extra 6 holes that fit a disk brake mount (you need to remove the disk tho)
  3. yimmie

    yimmie Member

    i have heard of people having issues with mounting that way because of torque.
  4. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    yeah, those holes are really small - got one here but never tried it

    if I were to try, I think I'd drill out both the hub & sprocket to take larger bolts
  5. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    a better solution for a single speed bike is to just get a moped drum brake hub. puch and pugeot hubs are dirt cheap, have a sprocket on one side and provisions for a freewheel on the other, and even have good brakes already on them
  6. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

  7. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

  8. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    like my sprocket with both 6 & 9 holes already in it, that adapter depends on those 6 tiny brake disk bolts