Originally Posted by Retmachinist
Jim, you are right about trying to make universal parts. I have been making these different spring tensioners. It would be awfully hard to try to make them universal. There are so many variables. Such as frame tubing size, angle the frame tube runs versus parallel to chain just to name a few. Building everything for the same type bike would be the hot setup!
Yes exactly! It doesn't take much of a change to throw everything out of whack!
There is a good chance that the kit I do "will" work on another bike with a little tweaking, but I don't want risk having someone frustrated. If it's known that my kit will adapt perfectly to the suggested bike, I'll know I'm going to have a happy customer. No single bike will satisfy everyone, but I've got to start somewhere.
I want to make a kit for Felt too, but they are pricey...so I figure the greatest chance for success initially will be with a dept. store bike that can be found nationwide.