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Old 11-15-2008, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: Spoke issue

I use two fairly long screw drivers inside the wheel after I have tightened the sprocket bolts fairly tight. Like a X pattern. Gently move the bolts apart where the 3 metal shims come together. They will "pop" in place. Be careful you don't bend the hub. It takes time. For me it's the most difficult of the build. Hemostats help to put the washers on the bolts inside the hub. It takes time to do it. My first took almost five hours. Now it takes about two.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: Spoke issue

You have 3 options to solve your problem:
1) there is a sprocket that is really meant for 32 holes, you can get this from the Vendors here. Try Andy or Dax.
2) Replace your rear wheel with 36 spokes.
3) Use the shifter from SBP, but you might encounter problems with your bottom bracket. Requires 125mm or longer.

I would not reccommend removing the rubber donut thingy. It's an important part of the drivetrain and support. If you remove it, you'll be risking damaging your spokes. Breaking your spokes at 25mph is not good. Get the picture?
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