New Guy Texas Gulf Coast

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Daniel_62, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Daniel_62

    Daniel_62 Member

    Greetings from Baytown Texas, Very Near Houston.
    Its hotter than Heck today, Inside tinkering on new Hobby
    Just had 3rd Birthday party for the Grand daughtter, Now I'm tired

    I Have a Grubee GT5 Skyhawk Kit, Installing it on a Huffy Single speed Cruiser
    (cheap bike)

    I'm kinda confused on fitting the rear sprocket/Rubber disk/Retainer plates

    I'd like to ask spcific questions about which parts I actually need, 2-rubbers, or 1? both sets of retainers?

    But not Sure which Section to post

    Thank you
    looking forward to this new addiction


  2. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    My dad is from Baytown.
    I think you need all the parts. You should be able to find a picture of it on one of the sites that sell the kits.
  3. Old Skool

    Old Skool New Member


    From one fellow Texan to another - maybe I can help. In all honesty, I think different people have different ideas on how to mount the rear sprocket. I can tell you what worked best for me.

    I used a rubber ring on each side of the spokes, so as to protect them from any metal to metal contact. In all honesty, it probably doesn't make any difference which retainer plates you use. I used the 5 & 4 and didn't use the 3 & 3 & 3 for anything. But, I guess that is your choice! I didn't see any need for both of them.

    Carefully position the bolts through the holes, (nuts to the inside) without them coming into contact with the spokes. I found that it was best to not completely tighten them up until I put the wheel back on the bike. That way, I could spin the tire and check for sprocket wobble, and tighten accordingly.

    I have a cheap bike like yours, a kit like yours, had a three year old granddaughter that was here today, and I agree that it is hot in this neck of the woods.

    By the way, you may have to either modify the rear axle dust cover (or) open up the center hole on the back sprocket, in order to get the coaster brake arm to mount properly. If you haven't run into that problem yet - you probably will!

    Good luck and happy building <grin>.

    Old Skool
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. Use all the rubber pieces and steel retainers for the rear sprocket. It will save your spokes.
    The rear sprocket went on easier for me by putting all the bolts through the sprocket and rubber first and then pushing them through the spokes together. Trying to push the bolts through the sprocket, rubbers, retainers and spokes, one bolt at a time was slow and it was more difficult to keep it straight and centered.
  5. Old Skool

    Old Skool New Member


    Good advice. I used the same method that you did. The only rear wheel issue I experienced was the axle dust cover being larger than the center hole in the sprocket, making it difficult to install the coaster brake lever.

    It was an interesting project and I ride it a little every day. I have obtained several grins from old guys and little kids in the neighborhood.

    Old Skool
  6. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Welcome to MBc

    For the sake of pictures over words,( until I find my camera, it's missing...still)

    here is a ozzy web site that has some basic instructions

    You could try posting a new thread as you build and ask all you want as you go.

    All the Best