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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by YoungRatRod, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. YoungRatRod

    YoungRatRod New Member

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    Well my chain tensioner decided to jump into my rear wheel tearing out three spokes. So while I wait on my tax return or Whelan to buy my rear rack ;) to pay to re-lace my rim, I'm gunna break my bike down and paint it.

    I'm slightly pissed off about this, I tightened that tensioner too.


    Anyways, that's my rant for today.
    Have a good one.
    YRR
     
  2. Rocky_Motor

    Rocky_Motor New Member

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    I removed mine the other day. Works great without it so long as you have a true sprocket and the chain is aligned well. Even a tensioner made out of wood would be better than the kit one. But I suppose the easiest way to prevent it from doing that is drilling a hole through the clamp and put a bolt in it


    Sad to hear though D: The silver lining is the chance to rebuild better than ever though
     
  3. YoungRatRod

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    yeah, I think what I'm going to do is put a skateboard wheel on a lathe and cut a groove in it. I dunno, but yeah. It's frustrating.

    You're in Boulder, rocky?
     
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    Rocky_Motor New Member

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    Indeed, haven't gotten to ride around boulder much yet though. Too cold and icy..
     
  5. YoungRatRod

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    My uncle is from there, you might know him, idk. Brandon Geer?
     
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    Rocky_Motor New Member

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    Yeah I'm not familiar with the name. I'm just here for the university really
     
  7. YoungRatRod

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    Actually, I think he goes there, or works there haha
     
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    Oh... well there are 30,000 students, dunno about faculty. I'll let you know if I run into him though lol
     
  9. YoungRatRod

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    Haha alright, I believe he rides his bike to work or school. Not motorized of course. I should turn him onto MB, he'd like it
     
  10. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Say, YRR, do you think your drive chain would work without the little tensioner/guide wheel? If you could find out whether you could use just enough of the drive chain to go around the rear sprocket and the engine drive gear, and keep tension just by moving the rear wheel back in the dropouts, AND that chain doesn't rub or slap the chainstays or any part of the frame, you could just put the chain tensioner over on the pedal side and adapt the pedal chain to the tension of the drive chain that way.
    If your chainstays are out of the drive chain's way on the lower path of the chain, your problems may be solved.
     
  11. YoungRatRod

    YoungRatRod New Member

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    Yeah I'm sure I can my main dillema is fixing the rear wheel now. But I found a local bike shop that will do it for $30. I'll see if he could do away with my freewheeling hub and put a coaster on it. Depends where I'm at fund wise.
     
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    andrewflores17 New Member

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    i was stubborn and learned the hard way to about the chain tensioner one day while full out it fell in locked up the back wheel snaped the chain and broke a motor mount stud and took out a few spokes . good thing for me it locked that back wheel up so i only skided to a stop .


    i drilled the hole in the tensioner into the bike then taped works great looks good.
     

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