Re: Rear Sprocket Attached To Spokes Question
I have never had a problem with the rag joint causing any damage as well. I have thousands of care free miles with the rag joint.
I have had a few problems in the past with broken spokes but that was all do to other things and not the rag joint.
The one thing I do keep an eye on is whether or not the rag joints are wearing out. After time the spokes start to dig into the rubber in which case then I replace the rag joint. I think the longest rag joint I had lasted about three-four years.