Thoughts on GasBike hub adapter?

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by Manerd, Dec 4, 2016.

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  1. Manerd

    Manerd Guest


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  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    not sure the hose clamp will hold it, but haven't tried one to find out
     
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  3. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    Not sure i would like to try it out haha the rag join that comes with the kit is less likely to cause damage IMO
     
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  4. Manerd

    Manerd New Member

    I guess I will be the guinnea pig then :D
     
  5. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    Make sure you have a spare wheel or spokes at the ready !
     
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  6. Manerd

    Manerd New Member

    Yep. I will update on how it works out
     
  7. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    Usually sprocket adapters have 2 x m8 or m10 bolts securing to the hub , I'd be 90% sure a hose clamp will not hold 2hp of pulling .
     
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  8. gary55

    gary55 Well-Known Member

    Not a good choice in my opinion. Destined to fail. If you haven't already bought it just kick in the extra 30 bucks for the clam shell adapter with sprocket. Make sure it is the right one to fit your hub. They come in different sizes.
     
  9. Jonj57

    Jonj57 Active Member

    My guess is this was designed to replace the 3 plates on the back of the rubbers and not be used on its own. So the order is Sprocket > Rubber> Spokes> Rubber> Gasbike Plate adapter

    I would probably get everything threaded and bolted together loosely then hose clamp it down to center it all then tighten the 9 nuts.
     
  10. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    I don't see any benefit if you are still just using rag joint? Maybe that is its intended use ,it doesn't seem worth it to me anyway .
     
  11. gary55

    gary55 Well-Known Member

    That makes sense, and it would make centering a little easier. Still kinda flaky though.
     
  12. Jonj57

    Jonj57 Active Member

    Rag joints can be solid if you've got decently thick spoke and you center it right. This takes the guess work out of centering for those without the tools or experience to do it on their own.

    Can't be worse than the original rag joint. :p
     
  13. gary55

    gary55 Well-Known Member

    The stock rag joints are flaky, but I have seen them last for years. Definitely not the weakest link of the MB kits.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2016
  14. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I might try it with some thoughts about using a diff kind of clamp - there are stronger types out there.
     
  15. gary55

    gary55 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you have worked on the steering linkages of days gone by.
     
  16. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    i was actually thinking the same after i made my last comment , like one of those exhaust clamp type clamp the ones for fat frame tube mounting might work.
     
  17. gary55

    gary55 Well-Known Member

    Good point. A muffler clamp would probably work. Has to be better then a hose clamp.
     
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  18. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    or a strip of good heavy steel with a hole in each end, wrap it around and put a big bolt & nut thru it
     
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  19. gary55

    gary55 Well-Known Member

    Even better.
     
  20. Randall

    Randall Active Member

    Yep, I agree. I say FAIL, but ...........
     
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