Alternative ways to mount the rear sprocket?

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

  1. powerstroke

    powerstroke Member

    Hey guys. My wheel is a bit too big and my chain brushes on it. This has caused it to get stuck when I tried to start the bike and pulled the crappy tensioner into the wheel and destroyed it. When I put a new wheel in, I want to do it right this time.

    Has anyone made any custom mounts to have the sprocket next to the wheel? Welding? Spacers? surprise me. I'd like to see some pics and hear some ideas of other ways to do this. Perhaps welding on a motorcycle sprocket is an idea.


  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I like (and always use) the crappy tensioners - a bit of work will usually keep chain & wheel in separate places.
  3. butre

    butre Well-Known Member use one of these tensioners, get a ksinnier tire, and use a manic mechanic sprocket adapter

    check the descri8ption, that's not the normal price. you'll be able to get it for $40 in a few days.

    sorry for any spelling probl;ems, I' ma little inebriated at the moment. rest assured OI'd give the same advice sober
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  4. powerstroke

    powerstroke Member

    Perhaps I could put an extra one or two of these

    On the sprocket so it sticks out further away from my wheel, and the bearing that the sprocket wraps around, I just use some kind of spacer for that.

    Is there any reason why this would not work?
  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    that can help, but remember that you need to balance between rubbing on tire & rubbing on frame
  6. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    in stall a shift kit and not worry about it at all