Sprocket Adapter for Schwinn Meridian

Seanik

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I am in the process of motorizing a Schwinn Meridian trike, absolutely don't want to use the pineapple/rag joint on the free wheel. The Meridian's free wheel hub accurately measures .75", I was informed that the smallest available diameter adapters are 1" because smaller hubs can't absorb or would slip from the applied torque. Is it possible to buy and install some type of free wheel sprocket on the meridians rear axle? I am a somewhat unskilled backyard mechanic, could I install a free wheel sprocket?
Appreciate any advice,
Seanik (Jerry in Erie Pa)
 


GreenMantis

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I was just wondering the same thing, and I think you sure can. You will need to put one together yourself, SBP has everything you need. Start with this:
http://sickbikeparts.com/freewheel-adapter-1/
And one of these, they have 4 different ones, this is the cheapest, but they have heavy duty ones that cost more, and are otherwise interchangeable:
http://sickbikeparts.com/shift-kit-and-all-drive-products/
http://sickbikeparts.com/shift-kit-and-all-drive-products/
And then the sprocket of your choice:
http://sickbikeparts.com/shift-kit-and-all-drive-products/
They have a bunch in different sizes, you'll have to pick which one is best for you.
It looks like my links don't work right, what you want is the freewheel adapter, with the 5/8 keyed hole, a freewheel and a sprocket. They are all on that page.
They make freewheels for tricycle axles too, my trike has one. They have small sprockets, but they are made for bicycle chains, and are kind of thin for a motor drive sprocket.
 
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Larry Horton

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I am in the process of motorizing a Schwinn Meridian trike, absolutely don't want to use the pineapple/rag joint on the free wheel. The Meridian's free wheel hub accurately measures .75", I was informed that the smallest available diameter adapters are 1" because smaller hubs can't absorb or would slip from the applied torque. Is it possible to buy and install some type of free wheel sprocket on the meridians rear axle? I am a somewhat unskilled backyard mechanic, could I install a free wheel sprocket?
Appreciate any advice,
Seanik (Jerry in Erie Pa)
Jerry, I have a Schwinn Meridian tricycle that I have motorized and ridden about 8 months now (Tampa Fl to New Orleans). I mounted the big sprocket on to the brake drum. I found how to do it in a Utube video. It has worked great. in
 
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