Maiden Voyage today.

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  1. solokumba

    solokumba New Member

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    Hello all. My son and I build our first bike this week. 48 SkyHawk on a Huffy Panama Jack. It's amazing how much we have learned. Took her out for her maiden voyage today. Overall it was a success. We hated the chain idle and decided to just use a shortened chain. Managed to annihilate it (chain). Back to the drawing board and searching for some chain idler tips. Haven't had this much fun (with a bike) since it was 9 and got my first mini bike.
     
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    ezdoesit New Member

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    Welcome to the Forum.
     
  3. Dan

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    Howdy Solo, welcome. Yes, they are a blast and great learning tools.
     
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    Welcome to your youth re-born
     
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    Welcome to the forum. My maiden voyage happened at night, so I was lucky to make it back alive.
     
  6. solokumba

    solokumba New Member

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    Thanks for the welcomes. Well we finally fixed the chain idler problem. We moved it to the pedal chain and adjusted our drive chain. What a difference that made. Now our only problem is finding, manufacturing or stealing a smaller chain idler (we really want to keep the very cool PJ chain guard). So I guess we'll be looking for suggestions. Evidently Tractor Supply might have something close to what we need. Ace Hardware is tired of seeing us.
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Go to Classic Posts and look at the Skate wheel tensioner mod. It works great.
     
  8. solokumba

    solokumba New Member

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    I think we have decided to throw caution to the wind and axe the chain idle altogether. What a clunky piece of hardware.
     

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