Re: How many options for centered sprocket?
Hi guys, I've done a whole bunch of the Rag joint installs, and have never enjoyed the experience! A lot of monkeying around, re-adjusting, and then, NEVER an absolutely true sprocket.
I recently installed the 2nd adapter and sprocket that I bought from Maniac Mechanic. the hub adapter I used was the Shimano Coaster type, which DEFIANTLY fits tight, will not slip under any circumstances that I can foresee, and works as advertised. Another advantage is that you can actually adjust left and right a bit for good chain alignment.
I am looking forward to replacing some of my other rear drives with the CE/MM, parts, as they are concentric, clean, well fitting, and make the chain run allot more like a motorcycle.
Another Machinist that I know, several years ago or so designed and built the very first hub adapters known to exist, but needed to get $75.00 each for his version, it too required a careful measurement of the hub.
The hub can be very easily measured with a simple Digital Caliper, and I got mine at Harbor Freight on sale for about $14.00.
I hope my explanation will help you see the value of this part, and the positive part it can play in making a Motor Bicycle more reliable, smoother running piece of equipment.