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Old 04-11-2014, 08:33 PM
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Default Re: Motorized Bicycle Take a Tip...Leave a Tip

Here's a tip for anyone needing a shoulder bolt to properly mount a skateboard wheel as a chain idler or guide.
The allen head button capscrews used for holding V-brakes arms and also for bolting the shock in to cheap full suspension bikes.
The shock bolt and capscrew is exactly the right length to fit a skateboard wheel to a flat surface perfectly with two washers. This prevents the bearings from crushing into the soft wheel when tightened and is mandatory for this style idler to work.
Plus they are everywhere in junkyards and partsbins.
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