Sprocket adapter slipping

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by cranker789, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. cranker789

    cranker789 New Member

    Hey guys, the sprocket adapter on my bike keeps slipping and breaking my spokes. I just replaced 9 spokes on my back wheel. 3 were broken and 6 were bent. I put the adapter back on with lock tight and screwed it in as much as possible with an allen key. I tried to line the hub with some rubber tubing but then the adapter wouldn't fit with it on there. I took the bike out for a ride and it's slightly bent a few spokes again, so it's still slipping on the hub. Any tips on getting the sprocket adapter to stay put? I thought about using some metal on metal glue, but I think that's a last resort option. Any ideas?

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    what brand adapter?
  3. cranker789

    cranker789 New Member

    I got it on bikeberry, it's for the 5,6,7 speed one inch hub
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    the tolerances on those aren't what they need to be. get some shim stock
  5. Legwon

    Legwon New Member

    i agree with butre.
    i had that issue on my last hub as well. i used .016 aluminum.
  6. Did the shim stock solution work for you? I am having the same problem. I thought about getting some JB Weld Steel Stick epoxy putty and using that to sandwich between the clamshell and the hub but I don't think that would hold....and if it did, it would be a bear to get off again without my workshop tools accessible here in Korea. I just had my rear wheel spokes repaired but I don't want to risk immediately damaging the spokes again until I think I have a decent solution in place to try again. Let me know