rag spacer

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  1. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    It seems I ask this about every week... Does anyone know where I can get the fiber spacer for the rear sprocket. If not how about a substitute, A large rubber washer like for plumbing or something.... i want to mount a chain ring onto a front wheel.
     
  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    dax.............
     
  3. Norman

    Norman LORD VADER Moderator
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    the rag spacer is made out of the side wall of an old tire so if you got an old tire laying around you have all kinds of spare rags you just have to harvest them.:confused: I know it can be a bit tough to cut but if it was easy everyone would be doing it.
     
  4. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    You are kidding me right.....
     
  5. Norman

    Norman LORD VADER Moderator
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    No I'm dead serious that is what the rear sprocket spacer is made out of.
     
  6. Spunout

    Spunout MB Builder Extraordinaire

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    i have used pieces of conveyor belt. steel-belted, just like what comes with the kits.
     
  7. Joshua

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    I would think the easiest way to get that cut would be to use a wood drill bit to start a hole in the side wall and then use a jig saw with a metal type blade, something with a lot of teeth per inch(tpi). just mark it out with a tire pencil, the chalk kind. I don't know though I haven't tried it. I have four truck tires in the shed so I guess I could give it a go sometime.

    Josh
     

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