Sprocket size (new to bmx)

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1/22/2011 1:56 PM

im literally brand new to bmx and i was wondering if i run a 28t driver what freewheel shall i get????10t,9t or 8t

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1/22/2011 1:58 PM

Most people around my area that run 28 sprockets run either 28/10 28/9 or 28/11 its personal preference.

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1/22/2011 1:59 PM

it's a 28T sprocket (front) not driver. you should get a 10T (rear) driver.

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1/22/2011 2:00 PM

10 if you want it to feel like any other ratio.
But a 9 if you want it harder to pedal
And if you want it easier to pedal get an 11

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1/22/2011 2:01 PM

BMX I like wrote:

10 if you want it to feel like any other ratio.
But a 9 if you want it harder to pedal
And if you want it easier to pedal get an 11

this for sure

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1/22/2011 2:04 PM

see i used to call it a sprocket but i got told that it was a driver haha so
and well i guess ill just run a 28t to a 10t then, i have a stolen 28t. bought it of a friend but i dunno where to find a small driver, smalles i could find was a 14t

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1/22/2011 2:05 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

see i used to call it a sprocket but i got told that it was a driver haha so
and well i guess ill just run a 28t to a 10t then, i have a stolen 28t. bought it of a friend but i dunno where to find a small driver, smalles i could find was a 14t

you need a cassette with a one-piece driver not a freewheel

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1/22/2011 2:06 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

see i used to call it a sprocket but i got told that it was a driver haha so
and well i guess ill just run a 28t to a 10t then, i have a stolen 28t. bought it of a friend but i dunno where to find a small driver, smalles i could find was a 14t

http://www.albes.com/hubs.aspx

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1/22/2011 2:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2011 2:09 PM

You could mail order a 10t wheel, build a 10t wheel or see what your local shop could do for you.


(i hope im clear on what i'm saying)

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1/22/2011 2:08 PM

haha not being a cheap ass but that link is pretty expensive, im on a budget and by budget i mean im 15 haha wink

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1/22/2011 2:11 PM

Black Mike wrote:

You could mail order a 10t wheel, build a 10t wheel or see what your local shop could do for you.


(i hope im clear on what i'm saying)

do you mean by build it like the one i currently have is 16t but i know how to remove it and put a new one on, thats what i was going to do

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1/22/2011 2:13 PM

If you want to run smaller gearing and you're on a budget, check this out:
http://www.albes.com/harocassetterearwheel25tsprocketcombo.aspx

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1/22/2011 2:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2011 2:18 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

see i used to call it a sprocket but i got told that it was a driver haha so
and well i guess ill just run a 28t to a 10t then, i have a stolen 28t. bought it of a friend but i dunno where to find a small driver, smalles i could find was a 14t

That's probably because you have a freewheel hub, not a cassette hub. Basically, the difference is that the cassette hub engagement mechanism is inside the hub itself, whereas a freewheel hub has a thread on cog that houses the engagement mechanism. Freewheels are cheaper and less durable. There were attempts to make the freewheel pawls (little pieces of steel that bite in to a notched ring to provide forward motion) stronger and more reliable, but ultimately it was decided that the system needed to be integrated into the hub itself...

Here's a freewheel hub...
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As you can see, there are threads to put a freewheel cog like this on. The pawls of this cog are inside this assembly...
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Here's a cassette hub...
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And here's the "driver" that sits inside that hub...
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Notice the raised teeth on the driver. These teeth are spring loaded and will bite into the ramped teeth on the hub's engagement ring when the rider pedals forward, and be pushed down when the rider is coasting. Look on the left side of this hub-this is the engagement ring...
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This exact same type of system is inside a freewheel like you have, but on a smaller scale. The two cannot be interchanged.

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1/22/2011 2:22 PM

yer i have a freewheel hub atm with a 16t freewheel on it, i was just hoping on replacing the freewheel itself if that is possible which im guessing it is

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1/22/2011 2:24 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

yer i have a freewheel hub atm with a 16t freewheel on it, i was just hoping on replacing the freewheel itself if that is possible which im guessing it is

You can do it, but I don't think anyone ever made a freehub smaller than a 12t. Most hubs only could go to 13 or 14t.

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1/22/2011 2:26 PM

so what your saying is i may have t run a 28t-(12t,13t or 14t) till i pull up the cash to buy a 10t cassette

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1/22/2011 2:31 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

so what your saying is i may have t run a 28t-(12t,13t or 14t) till i pull up the cash to buy a 10t cassette

yes that is what we are saying

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1/22/2011 2:32 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

so what your saying is i may have t run a 28t-(12t,13t or 14t) till i pull up the cash to buy a 10t cassette

if you run a 28-12 gear ratio you will hate it, and you will hate it even more if the freewheel is 13 or 14
just save up for the haro conversion kit

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1/22/2011 2:32 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

so what your saying is i may have t run a 28t-(12t,13t or 14t) till i pull up the cash to buy a 10t cassette

Or you could save your money and buy a 10t cassete later.

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1/22/2011 2:38 PM

i get what yous are all saying but i have just bought a 28t sprocket, and i currently cant ride a bike as i only have parts of a bike haha (: if i knew about the haro conversion kit earlier i would have saved up but ya know. i guess ill have to run what i have atm which is like a 42-16 -.-

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1/22/2011 2:40 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

i get what yous are all saying but i have just bought a 28t sprocket, and i currently cant ride a bike as i only have parts of a bike haha (: if i knew about the haro conversion kit earlier i would have saved up but ya know. i guess ill have to run what i have atm which is like a 42-16 -.-

if you can, get your money back on that sprocket

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1/22/2011 2:40 PM

also you know the conversion kit, what size is the haro rim???

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1/22/2011 2:42 PM

i never knew bmxing is so costy, i still have forks, the bearings and a stem to buy

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1/22/2011 2:42 PM

The haro kit is 25/9 so you get a 25 tooth sprocket and a 9 tooth driver.

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1/22/2011 2:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2011 2:43 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

also you know the conversion kit, what size is the haro rim???

the rim is 36h, the hub has a 9t driver, and the sprocket is 25
here is the link again
http://www.albes.com/harocassetterearwheel25tsprocketcombo.aspx?utm_source=vitalbmx.com&utm_medium=referral

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1/22/2011 2:45 PM

i actually may be better of buying a stock bike :/

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1/22/2011 2:45 PM

14mm rear axle, 25t sprocket, 9t sealed cassette driver, I have that hub and I have been running it since sept 2008, still going strong today. And it has a double wall rim.

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1/22/2011 2:46 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

i actually may be better of buying a stock bike :/

at your age and skill level, yes, i would recommend buying a complete

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1/22/2011 2:47 PM

thebmxnewb wrote:

i actually may be better of buying a stock bike :/

Are you trying to build up a stock bike?

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1/22/2011 2:49 PM

no im building a bike up from start, i had a stock bike, a bad stock bike but i had a bad accident and well basicly i snapped my forks and popped all my bearings and bent my sprocket (the bike was a very old bike a diamond back voxx)

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