Tapered hub and sprocket adapter

Steveobass

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Jul 16, 2018
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Hello,
I'm getting ready to start ordering parts for my first build.
I have a rear hub that is tapered, will this cause a problem with the sprocket adapter?
I have another rear wheel I could use that has a straight hub, but I would rather not use it if possible.
Thank you in advance for your time and advise!
 

crassius

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I suppose some adapters could fit (or be trimmed to fit) within the straight portion, but why not use the rag joint?
 

Chaz

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One more vote for the stock rag joint. It can be a bit fussy to install but really not that difficult. Once it is installed correctly, it is fine, and no undo strain on the spokes in my chimp opinion.
 

Echobay

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Jul 16, 2018
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Hello,
I'm getting ready to start ordering parts for my first build.
I have a rear hub that is tapered, will this cause a problem with the sprocket adapter?
I have another rear wheel I could use that has a straight hub, but I would rather not use it if possible.
Thank you in advance for your time and advise!
I suggest you simply go friction drive, honda ghx50 is the most reliable set up. Staton is the best supplier.
Add a rear hub with a cassette. The motorized bike you are building must be able to pedal with the speed of the engine (pedal assist)...otherwise you have just built a pitiful motorcycle on a weak bicycle frame
 

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