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Old 02-15-2016, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: Listen to your elders

Originally Posted by 16v4nrbrgr View Post
It's worthwhile installing an idler sprocket in place of the plastic roller, it will run smoother and keep a constant tension because it interfaces with the rollers on the chain versus the side plates which are typically fiddle shaped.
As long as the sprocket is not a plastic one meant for use on a derailer. Also chain alignment becomes more critical. But chain / sprocket alignment should be right on the money anyway.

Not sure if a sprocket would be as quiet and smooth as a urethane wheel with bearings. They're noiseless.

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