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Old 10-19-2011, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: Tensioner issue solved for $5 and a hacksaw

Originally Posted by wayne z View Post
Here's my easy fix.
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Some haso have adjusted the motor chain tight without the idler then installed the idler on the pedal chain. I've had to use the idler on the motor chain on all my bikes to keep the chain from rubbing the frame.
By the marks on the rear tire, looks like your idler leaned in causing the chain to rub. Solution looks good, although I can't make out the materials and anchor hardware used.

Could you describe why you decided on this fix and how you implemented it? It seems that the idler ruins most newbies' motor bicycling experience and any insight would help.

When your idler careens into your spokes its gotta be like buying a brand new car and getting T-boned just as you pull off the lot!

BTW - I've been using the word 'tensioner' vs 'idler. Which is the correct term and why?

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