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boyan_t

Member since Nov 2018 • Last active Jun 2022
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Ha, good observation. Anyway the VeloSolo sprocket test ridden and it's actually lovely, ordered two more.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thank you, that gives me some comfort - I do usually like VeloSolo components but haven't seen something like this before. Chainwhip is definitely 1/8" specific, mounted dozens of other sprockets with the same tool. It works with the VeloSolo sprocket but only when the chain is completely wrapped around the whole circumference of the sprocket and tension carefully applied, I didn't have to engage the chainwhip so carefully with the others.

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    Hi all, just installed a single speed sprocket on the other side of a track wheel - right hand side in the pic. When attempting to tighten, the chainwhip (1/8" chain specific) kept slipping off and upon closer inspection I noticed that the tooth profile is almost completely flat in comparison to teeth of the original sprocket on the left side which recede to a point. Teeth on all other sprockets I have are as per left hand side and I've never had issues with the chainwhip slipping off during any previous installations. Now I'm wondering if the right hand sprocket hasn't been machined properly and how this will affect chain engagement, or if it could damage the chain? It's VeloSolo brand if it helps. Thanks for any assistance :-)

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