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Old 10-19-2012, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

My bike is an old monark ( originally a single speed ) now running a 6 speed . The bottom chainstays are just wide enough to get a 26 x 2.125 tire in .
I had bent the chainstay setting up the tensioner ( pedaling up the driveway ) when the chain rode up on top of the teeth .

new plan .. get rid of the stupid kit tensioner .

I cut out my bottom chainstays and replaced them with some cut up handle bars.
Now the chainstays are full axle width up to the pedals , and now i can run the chain direct from the motor to the sprocket without the tensioner to clear the stays .

Some people get lucky with thier frames , but my motor sits pretty low , and also it was an old single speed with narrow stays to begin with .

The new stays are only screwed in right now , just so i can use the bike untill i get them all welded up . not even gonna atempt to run a motor till the welding is done ,
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