Re: Rag Joint Issue
If you mean running the rubber only on the inside of the spokes and not the outside, it will work fine as long as you have strong spokes. I ran with only the one rag for 3 years on the same wheel with no issues. It does put some extra stress on the spokes, but if you have strong steel 12g spokes it will hold up just fine. The obvious alternative to resolving the issue is to get a sprocket adapter, eliminating any stress on the spokes that would otherwise be caused by the rag joint.