- Jul 29, 2021
You can see the indirect steering better in the first photo. Perhaps TOO indirect?
No reason not to do all six. I didn't think it was necessary. The epoxy is the prime method of holding the adapter on. Modern glues are excellent enough to hold a Lotus Elise together. The screws are just insurance against failure and a means of getting home. The problem with relying on the screws alone is primarily the distance from the adapter to the flange. This creates a lot of leverage which I expect would oval the holes in the flange sooner or later. A steel flange is undoubtedly going to be stronger than a ally adapter but that leverage distance is likely to overcome that. One more issue that exacerbates that is the flange is unlikely to be perpendicular on both sides and as such getting nuts to clamp the screw effectively to the flange becomes difficult. Even using angled washers won't help much due to the curvature (likely double curvature) of it. Unless, of course, you can model the washers required and get a man who can to make them.Popshot
I am considering this to attach foxed sprockets to my rear wheels for the quad.
Any reason why you did not drill all 6 holes and dispense with the epoxy all together ?
I assume the flange in steel will be as strong as the poor quality used in the Chinese made adaptors ?
The trick is to find some M14 axled BMX wheels with big enough diameter flanges IMHO.
ps sorry for thread hijack