Considering mag wheels

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Opinions please: Right now I have spoke wheels with a sprocket adapter, would it be better to get mag wheels? How does the whole sprocket system work on mags?? Thanks
 

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Opinions please: Right now I have spoke wheels with a sprocket adapter, would it be better to get mag wheels? How does the whole sprocket system work on mags?? Thanks
Many of us have used Mag wheels simplifying the process of securing the engine drive sprocket to the wheel as well as disc brake options. Choose the brand and style wisely. Damien will chime in on that subject.

Best of luck
Dennis
 

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Opinions please: Right now I have spoke wheels with a sprocket adapter, would it be better to get mag wheels? How does the whole sprocket system work on mags?? Thanks
Many of us have used Mag wheels simplifying the process of securing the engine drive sprocket to the wheel as well as disc brake options. Choose the brand and style wisely. Damien will chime in on that subject.

Best of luck
Dennis
Everything you need to know right here...lol...I might add that these are the only things I would buy from Bikeberry


This link below may be of help to you as well during installation, things like stretching the drop outs etc. so you have proper clearance for all moving parts.
And NEVER use braking systems that use the rim edge of the mag for braking...Your mags are not designed for that and will blow apart.
Use disk brakes only with mags, these mags come with the calipers, pads and disks as well as a 36 tooth drive sprocket.


 

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Everything you need to know right here...lol...I might add that these are the only things I would buy from Bikeberry


This may be of help to you as well during installation, things like stretching the drop outs etc. so you have proper clearance for all moving parts.

The bike I have now is a Kent Bayside Cruiser, so I can actually take off the 7 speed and replace it with the single speed sprocket?
 

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The bike I have now is a Kent Bayside Cruiser, so I can actually take off the 7 speed and replace it with the single speed sprocket?
Yes, you'll have lots of room on the left side for a engine sprocket and a disc brake. You might even have to use a spacer.
 

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A spacer in between the sprocket and disk also comes with that mag setup.
I know that, but I'm talking right side. He needs to center wheel for the engine side so might need a spacer for the right side.
 

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He needs to center wheel for the engine side so might need a spacer for the right side.
He could do that, I didn't, even though it is just so slightly off center but not enough where I found it a concern for me.

In the pics below, you can see the rear axle in the mag which is centered in the mag wheel itself...It's not centered in the frame though. You can see the threads still exposed on each side, that is the only give-away that I did not bother to use a spacer on the right side to even it out.

With all the stuff I have on the back of the bike, it hides the fact very nicely that I didn't bother with another spacer...I really didn't want to stress the frame anymore than I had to since I already had to stretch the left side to accomodate the sprocket, disk and caliper so it wouldn't hit and rub the frame.

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I know that, but I'm talking right side. He needs to center wheel for the engine side so might need a spacer for the right side.
One could also simply use rotor shims under the sprocket side if the sprocket is only a little off center. They sell them in 1mm to 7mm thicknesses. This way the wheel can stay centered to the frame. Unless the sprocket is already too far out, then a new axle spacer set is definitely needed.
 

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Has anyone used these rims? They are Zeda brand. I really like the green color with the solid spokes. When I was a kid I had an old Huffy that I painted black and had 5 spoke rims this color. It would be cool to do a build with that same color scheme.

 
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