Chain Tensioner Non wheel bearing Chain Tensioner Wheel

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by gearhead222, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. gearhead222

    gearhead222 Member

    Dear Fellow Members-Could not find any specific info on this. I had to replace my ball bearing tensioner wheel with one that doesn't have one, due to the inner steel sleeve wearing out on the ball bearing tensioner. How bad are these non ball bearing idllers? Gonna make another sleeve today, but hope to get rid of this stock tensioner assembly in a couple of weeks when my Bajamotorsports idler wheel comes in and I mount it to the seat tube and use a KMC 710 BMX chain!:) (Thanx Misteright!) Thanx for any info:) Gearhead
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2010

  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    The solid plastic idler wheels are lame.
    Use grease between the mounting bolt and idler wheel to make it slightly less lame.
     
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  3. gearhead222

    gearhead222 Member

    How lame are they?Has anyone had them catrastrophically fail? I did make another steel sleeve for my ball bearing idler wheel axle and perhaps I will reinstall it-Gearhead
     
  4. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    They just wear out quickly and get sloppy fast.
     
  5. gearhead222

    gearhead222 Member

    Like 20 miles? 50 or 100 miles?-Gearhead
     
  6. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    I never had one long enough to wear it out, I just got rid of it after reading all the problems they have on the chat forums.
     
  7. gearhead222

    gearhead222 Member

    Dear Gearnut (or anyone else)-Do you know where I can purchase the ball bearing plastic idler wheels? Thanx:)-Gearhead
     
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  10. gearhead222

    gearhead222 Member

    BTW, I REALLY appreciate the second link and sent a detailed e-mail to the seller. Will update you ASAP! Thanx again dude!:)-Gearhead
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2010
  11. gearhead222

    gearhead222 Member

    Bought two of the idler wheels with bearings and installed one-works great!:)
     
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