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Old 05-27-2008, 11:09 PM
Gronkster Gronkster is offline
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Default Sprocket Mounting

I'm finishing my first build but not happy with my rear wheel. Either the wheel was not true before the sprocket was mounted or mounting the sprocket pulled it out of alignment. I did follow the directions available and tightened the bolts like you would a car tire.

Does anyone know if a bike shop would "true" a wheel with the sprocket mounted? Would you remove the sprocket and have the wheel trued and then start over? Are there tricks to getting this correct the first time?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:26 PM
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Default Re: Sprocket Mounting

Are you talking about the 44 tooth sprocket that drives the rear wheel on a happy time frame mounted setup?
If so

You must see both

Bicycle Engine Kit - Sprocket Installation

from Chris Hill
The sprocket installation section is done. It actually doesn't look all that bad. I did the sprocket first because I feel it is the first item that you should install when you are doing your bicycle engine kit. I also did it first because I think it is the hardest and most time consuming part of the installation of these bicycle engine kits. If you can do this part, you've got it made and the rest will be a piece of cake, lol.

and from Thats DAX
supplies online instructions

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Info from the pros.
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:02 AM
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe is offline
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Default Re: Sprocket Mounting

True up your wheel, then install the sprocket. True up your wheel again.
You can do it yourself.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:03 AM
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Default Re: Sprocket Mounting

Thanks for the writeup. Mine is not as centered as it probably could be lol. But yeah, they are a pain to install.
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