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Old 06-14-2010, 06:11 AM
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Default sprocket against spokes myth

i built a cranebrook about a year ago, to get the chain to line up i bolted the sprocket right up against the spokes only using one rag joint on the back side. yesterday i took it apart to up grade to a 12 gauge spoke wheel and 36 tooth sprocket, guess what. the spokes showed no wear at all from being against the sprocket, thats with the 14 gauge huffy wheel and a lot of hard riding. so i think we can put the myth to rest that doing so will ruin your wheel.
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