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Old 03-15-2009, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: Took my wheel in to get trued and found a surprise

I've only had one wheel actually break spokes and that was my 32 spoke wheel that never lined up right with the sprocket. Then every wheel after that was a 36 spoke lines up much better but the Huffy wheels would bend. So after about 4 wheels MOOP and Cronus combined I gave Cronus a wheelman wheel. This puppy has motorcycle spokes but it's $$$. But man. No more worries.
And incidentally on MOOP2 it's the original wheel but the bike is a made in USA Huffy built around the 70's.
These rag sprockets don't need to be tightened really hard. Just tightened enough so that the lock washers are doing their job at keeping the nuts from loosening. That's all it needs.
Even on MOOP2 I use standard 1/4 inch machine bolts with a phillips head to clear my coaster. Yes. 1/4 inch bolts standard 1/4 inch nuts with washer and lock washer. And it holds quite well.
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