Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Tandem Cycling
Reload this Page >

Spoke protector for 40 hole rim and large hub flange?

Tandem Cycling A bicycle built for two. Want to find out more about this wonderful world of tandems? Check out this forum to talk with other tandem enthusiasts. Captains and stokers welcome!

Spoke protector for 40 hole rim and large hub flange?

Old 03-27-19, 07:09 PM
  #1  
cyclehealth
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Maine
Posts: 53

Bikes: Easy Racers Fold Rush 1987 Miyata 215 ST Rans Dynamik 1987 Schwinn Sierra Burley Duet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Spoke protector for 40 hole rim and large hub flange?

Does anyone know if a plastic spoke protector is available for a 40 hole rim and large flange hub? I googled and could not come up with anything. If a 40 is not available do you know if a spoke protector made for a different hole count would work? Or possibly something homemade? Any ideas would be appreciated. I know a lot of folks do not use one but I like the idea of it just in case.

We have a Burley Duet from I think 2003. It is a nine speed. Not that this is relevant.

Thanks!
cyclehealth is offline  
Old 03-27-19, 09:51 PM
  #2  
Rick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 340
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 24 Times in 22 Posts
Try this site https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-parts-city-bike/bicycle-sprockets/rear-sprocket-cassette/sport-spoke-protector/
Rick is offline  
Old 03-28-19, 06:50 PM
  #3  
cyclehealth
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Maine
Posts: 53

Bikes: Easy Racers Fold Rush 1987 Miyata 215 ST Rans Dynamik 1987 Schwinn Sierra Burley Duet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts

Thanks Rick, I did take a look but saw nothing specifically for 40 hole hub. So many spoke protectors listed on various websites fail to provide detailed info. I think I will keep my eyes open for a suitable piece of plastic and make one up.
cyclehealth is offline  
Old 03-28-19, 09:53 PM
  #4  
geoffs
Senior Member
 
geoffs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sydney
Posts: 282

Bikes: Co-Motion Mocha Co-pilot, Habanero custom commuter, Seven Axiom SL, Seven Axiom SLX, Blom Track

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you rear derailleur i properly adjusted it's not needed. I haven't used one since I had a 10 speed bike over 40 yrs ago
geoffs is offline  
Old 03-29-19, 01:17 PM
  #5  
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 14,949

Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004

Mentioned: 86 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1778 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Haven't put a chain on the inside in 45 years of riding derailleur bikes. I adjust the inner limit screw. Even downhill bikes don't use those plastic discs.

OTOH on our last tandem ride I had the chain come off on the outside and jam between the 11 cog and the frame. Never had that happen before. We were coasting really fast on a street with some big bumps and I think the slack chain just jumped up and over. Don't think that happens on the inside because the chain is tighter and one is moving much more slowly with the chain on the big cog. Can't offhand think of an easy way to prevent that outside jam either. On the 3rd hand it only took one minute to put it back where it belonged.
__________________
Results matter
Carbonfiberboy is offline  
Old 03-29-19, 06:48 PM
  #6  
reburns
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Saratoga, CA
Posts: 275

Bikes: 2005 Trek T2000; 2005 Co-motion Speedster Co-pilot; various non-tandem road and mountain bikes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
Haven't put a chain on the inside in 45 years of riding derailleur bikes. I adjust the inner limit screw. Even downhill bikes don't use those plastic discs.

OTOH on our last tandem ride I had the chain come off on the outside and jam between the 11 cog and the frame. Never had that happen before. We were coasting really fast on a street with some big bumps and I think the slack chain just jumped up and over. Don't think that happens on the inside because the chain is tighter and one is moving much more slowly with the chain on the big cog. Can't offhand think of an easy way to prevent that outside jam either. On the 3rd hand it only took one minute to put it back where it belonged.
Excess freehub drag could cause this.
reburns is offline  
Old 03-30-19, 03:25 AM
  #7  
L134
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: San Diego
Posts: 283

Bikes: 1978 Bruce Gordon, 1978 Lippy, 199? Lippy tandem, Bike Friday NWT, Trek 720(stolen-frame recovered), Rivendell Atlantis

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by cyclehealth View Post
Thanks Rick, I did take a look but saw nothing specifically for 40 hole hub. So many spoke protectors listed on various websites fail to provide detailed info. I think I will keep my eyes open for a suitable piece of plastic and make one up.
I didnt think these things cared how many spokes are in the wheel but then, I dont use them. I take them off, not put them on but have never noticed anything about them that would suggest spoke count is relevant.
L134 is offline  
Old 03-30-19, 09:33 AM
  #8  
cyclehealth
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Maine
Posts: 53

Bikes: Easy Racers Fold Rush 1987 Miyata 215 ST Rans Dynamik 1987 Schwinn Sierra Burley Duet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by L134 View Post


I didnt think these things cared how many spokes are in the wheel but then, I dont use them. I take them off, not put them on but have never noticed anything about them that would suggest spoke count is relevant.

The spoke protectors I have encountered have little tabs that clip to the hub flange. The clips fit in the space between the spokes. I think different spoke counts would make it necessary the clips being spaced to fit.
cyclehealth is offline  
Old 04-05-19, 10:26 AM
  #9  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 41,928

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 188 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6832 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 211 Times in 176 Posts
Cassette hub ?they are made with 3 or 4 molded in hooks ..
might need lightening holes in the flange so the ones for small flange hubs work

(others went on first then freewheel screws on next)

Winging a bodge..
Seems possible to use a freewheel spoke protector on a freehub driver diameters are close ..
or modify one with little zip ties , to the spokes .. (or the biggest cog holes)

Yes wiping out the rear wheel , and rear derailleur in a moment is no fun.

I put one on my touring bike so I would not face a long walk..




...

Last edited by fietsbob; 04-05-19 at 10:36 AM.
fietsbob is offline  
Old 05-26-19, 06:07 PM
  #10  
cyclehealth
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Maine
Posts: 53

Bikes: Easy Racers Fold Rush 1987 Miyata 215 ST Rans Dynamik 1987 Schwinn Sierra Burley Duet

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Update: Could not find a spoke protector intended for my spoke count. I ended up installing a spoke protector that fit the hub diameter. I cut the plastic clips off as the spoke protector was designed for a wheel with less spokes. Secured protector by strategically drilling holes in protector and securing with nylon cable ties.
cyclehealth is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mwandaw
Southern California
2
05-31-18 07:44 PM
Unknown Cyclist
Electric Bikes
4
04-25-10 05:52 PM
toyotaboy
Electric Bikes
3
10-18-09 01:54 PM
orbThorn
Rides and Races
0
10-24-06 06:35 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.