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CW rear hub

Started by MRD, 20 Jan 2010 at 11:49

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MRD

Hi All
How does the rear sprocket attach to the wheel hub on the CW model? Also is the hub any different from other 2 3/4hp models?
If any body could post a picture of the hub it would be greatly appreciated.
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Regards         Martin

Chris

Hi Martin
  CW front and rear wheels are interchangeable. Hubs being the same but totally different from other 2.3/4hp hubs, and both having a dummy belt rim for the brake mechanisms. The sprocket is dished and retained by a notched threaded locking rim secured by a "C" spanner. The sprocket has tapered splines in its centre which engage with the matching tapered splines on the offside of the hubs. There are 100 splines on this locating arrangement. The sprocket itself is very heavily fretted like a cobweb and being dished and having this splined center is a very difficult and expensive item to make from scratch. I have always recommended that where an original exists it should be re-toothed when the sprocket teeth have become worn. Because of the fretting the amount of metal available on the outside to turn off and weld a new ring of teeth is very small and the best solution is to reduce the overall gearing slightly by adding one tooth to the gear which has the effect of making it slightly larger and giving a bit more metal to make a good weld.   Chris.