Please explain the new flange situation more.
The big question is. Is the new flange on center (Axel Shoulder to Axle Shoulder) or not?
Will it be necessary to dish the wheel?
Or will it work without dishing?
Why the change on the flange?
Help me understand the reason that one would choose to complicate the installation.
Some of us here (me included) are not as smart or have the machining/fabrication resoures/contacts as others..
Here is a picture that I got from page 5 of this thread for the Version 1 motor flange
It looks like its on center. Why change something thats working?
Do you have a picture like this of the new Version 2 motor flange so we can see what the difference is?
The change in the flange was done by the manufacturer and not Greyborg, don't know why except it's how China manufacturing works. I've heard horror stories about every kind of manufacturing done in China. Some companies pay an employee from their company to do nothing but stand around and baby sit the manufacturing process to make sure the Chinese don't try to cut corners or something else crooked. Unless you have lots of money or a really good relation$hip withe manufacturer, your gonna get what ever they are gong to give you. I looked into placing an order myself from Crystalyte and Nine Continent. The people I talked to who have dealt with these companies got screwed pretty often. It's just how things are done in China, they are going to do what they are going to do and unless you have lots of money, are fluent in Chinese and can have someone baby sit the manufacturing, you get what you get. Just the way it is when you deal with them. It's this way with everything (remember melamine in the milk killing babies). I travel to Hong Kong a lot and meet a lot of people in air ports and on planes who deal with manufacturing. Some absolute horror stories, some in the millions of dollars.
Here is a great example that hurt 300,000 people and killed 6 babies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Chinese_milk_scandal
Two greedy bastards were caught and promptly executed and several others jailed.
Enough of me griping about China (I love Hong Kong but haven't been to the mainland yet), but there is still some really goofy stuff that happens in Hong Kong too.
Pictures of the flange are posted in the first post of this thread. If the wheel needs to be dished any wheel builder can do it, it's not unusual. My front 20" BMX wheel using a mountain bikes disc brake hub should have been dished but I didn't realize it when I had it built so it's offset to one side a bit. Doesn't effect anything. If I would have brought in the fork they could have dished it but they didn't know (but asked me about it) and neither did I. I'm still able to fit a 2.5" wide Pirelli ML75 on the front so it's all good with me.
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