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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by bill gurreri, Apr 6, 2011.
I don't think anyone suggested drilling the frame in any way ... ?
this is what i was referring too.
Oh I missed that.
I wouldn't drill that pin all the way through, but into just the outside shouldn't be a big problem. I'd consider it a last resort, though.
To each there own, but a 1/8" hole in an area that has little to no stress on it isn't a big deal, and I will drill a frame in this way or tell someone else to everytime someone brings up this tensioner issue simply because it has been proven to work and it is one of the very best ways to insure that the tensioner will not get torqued over into the wheel, that small hole absolutely takes nothing away from the strength of the bike frame.
But, some are willing to take this risk and some like myself are not, please understand I aint slinging mud here, I am just convinced from my personal experience that this is one of the easiest ways to insure a 99% guarrantee on that tensioner not moving and causing someone a bad wreck or at least cause them to trash a wheel.
I'm sure there are those who dont add the anchor screw and have had no issues, but I have read several stories of those who have and as of yet I have not heard of any stories where someone had the tensioner clamped properly and pinned and had the rotating into the spokes failure, just good insurance and takes nothing away from the bike at the same time, I am much more concerned about the factory welds on some of these bikes than I would be that tinny screw pinning that tensioner solidly in place...
Only my personal opinions on the matter...nothing more.....nothing less!
Man a year ago most everyone was making it a point to tell all the newbie builders to do this simple mod for a good solid mount of the tensioner and now it's a last resort..............Wow! how things have changed since I was away for a while, of coarse this is no big deal but I just dont understand the concern with the small hole through one side of that tubing which will do nothing but give a sloid mount and insure the tensioner stays where it should instead of the chance of it twisting over into the wheel spokes......
I'm not wanting to fuss over this at all, but my goodness this is the best mod that can be done with the stock tensioner and I dont understand all the negative thought about it.
But like I said to each their own, I know this is an excellent mod to insure a safe tensioner mount, but I do believe the best solution is just to make a better tensioner or do away with it all together, but when I know someone will be using the stock one I will always highly recommend this mod. to me it's about safety more than anything, and i would hate to hear of someone getting hurt real bad because of the tensioner moving into the wheel.
well i dont think it will be any weaker because i'm still putting a self tapper there which will fill the void of the drilled hole....