Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Corner Brook NL
Absolutely. While the coupler will still have some movement(you would have to fuse it to the wheel to remove it all), that should be very little and keep the pulley aligned. Because there is a single race bearing, in the hub -- well your's anyway -- I had mine milled and a double race bearing installed -- there are enough forces to push the pulley out of true. The only thing stopping that with the stock set up is the rubber O ring, and as i said, as the O ring wears the flex increases. Having only a couple thousandths in clearance prevents this. I haven't mounted this yet, but in theory it should work..... If you get the wheel off your bike and remove the pulley, remove the crushes, and then set the pulley in place you see what I mean with the lateral movement as it will slide from side to side. The key is to diminish that movement to keep pulley in the same axial plane. Threading the axle through and torquing down to spec will keep it from moving any more....I'll post an up date when I get this completed and checked....