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I'm about to install one of these aluminum "clamshell" hub adapters (with a 56-tooth sprocket).
Should I put anything between the adapter and the hub, like a thin sheet of rubber? Or is it standard to just install these adapters "metal to metal"?
Creative Engineering's adapters are machined 'to fit' your specific hub - no shim is needed, or should be used.
I believe the livefastmotors clamshell adapters come with rubber shims, as they are much more generic in nature. (and as a result, less 'precise.')Lou
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Where did you buy it from?
Is it made by Manic Mechanic?
What hub are you installing it on?
If so it is very important that it fits precisely with no shims.
The instructions are here www.mmbikeparts.com
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