Thread: Rag Joint Issue
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:50 PM
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Default Re: Rag Joint Issue

Originally Posted by Wickedest1 View Post
I see the point exactly...but on another note, I've got about 2000 miles on a rear sprocket that ha overlapping banana plates and I dont have any wobble whatsoever...of course I changed all my hardware to #8steel and no issues...
No wobbles, no problem. I'm just trying to tell the man how to install it properly so he doesn't have issues down the road. All too often when the rear sprocket doesn't run true, (wobbles either horizontal or vertical) the builder has chain problems that can be traced to the installation of the rag joint. When the fasteners are tightened unevenly as which happens sometimes with overlapping plates, the sprocket has a horizontal wobble which causes chain derailment from the rear sprocket.
Obviously yours is not causing any problems. Good for you. Enjoy it, ride careful and have fun.

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