chain/tensioner question (how does mine look?)

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  1. bowlersp

    bowlersp New Member

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    take a look at these pictures and tell me if you think its lined up correctly. yesterday on the way home the chain came off and destroyed my rear wheel. i think it was because my chain was very loose (i could see it bouncing up and down slightly :eek: so i put on a new wheel and tightened/aligned the chain and idler pulley the best i could. what do you guys think? thanks.
     

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  2. Dave31

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    tibim New Member

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    With your design of bike you could rid yourself of the problematic tensioner. Cut the chain to size and then slide the wheel back in its slot to achieve proper tension.
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    If you do that be aware that these chains do stretch quite a bit for the first couple hundred miles.
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Also, pinning the tensioner is not a bad idea.
     
  6. bowlersp

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    thanks for all the advice. i'm going to leave it be for now until the engine is broken in. i got about 150 miles to go!! anyway, i plan on riding it to work again tomorrow. we'll see how it goes!
     
  7. Butch K

    Butch K New Member

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    Here is what I use so the tensioner nut can't come loose.
     

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