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Old 01-07-2010, 11:42 PM
exavid exavid is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Medford, OR
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Default Re: Chain tension problem

What happened is the idler slid downward. It was about as tight as I could get it but it looks like there is only a small shoulder (ala carraige bolt) that keeps it from turning when your tighten it. I pulled the thing apart and cut a slot in it's head so I can hold it without it's turning. I do like the idea of a spring loaded idler, I might just modify this one or just build my own. I'd prefer to have an idler sprocket any way that would be better than the pulley. It would probably need to be on a welded mount on the bike for alignment reasons but would be more accurate. Which ever way I go on this it'll be better than the original, I don't like to get off the bike that fast.
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