Chain Tensioner Quick fix for shifting bearing chain tensioner

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by anthony1973, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. anthony1973

    anthony1973 Banned

    I had a problem with getting my bearing chain tensioner to lock down and not shift toward the tire.I tried tape,rubber,epoxy.And so forth with no luck.One night after a few beers I decided to try a new shoe string as a desparate measure and out of Ideas getting aggrevated with The darn thing.Anyways I wrapped It up real nice and tightly coiled for about 2 Inches about the width of the chain tensioner bar.Finished with overlapping the last 2 loops to lock them In and added a drop of gorilla glue to the end I overlapped.Slapped on my chain tensioner and tightened my screws to lock my chain tensioner to the loops I wrapped on the left bottom fork of the frame where I Installed my chain tensioner.And to my half drunken surprise.It has worked well for over 4 months without moving one bit whatsoever.Took It off to see wear and tear.And to my surprise.There Is none.Just wanted to share this tip I figured out by luck and a 12 pack of heineken and for once I am actually proud of myself for figuring out to fix this problem with the stock cheap chain tensioner bars without having to weld or buy a 200 or more dollar ridley's chain tensioner which I could not justify putting on a schwinn jaguar beach cruiser which cost only 150 brand new.Hope This helped someone out as much as It did me.here's a little more basic knowledge from a nobody like me on a shoestring budget:001_302:
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010

  2. will_start

    will_start Member

    Pics, Where's The Pics..../ ?
     
  3. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    TIP:
    Adjust your motor chain to fit with no tensioner, then dink with your seldom used pedal chain like this.

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    Sometimes, with a 1/2 link on the pedal side you don't need any tensioner like this upgrade to the bike above.

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    You don't see motorcycles with tensioners on their drive chain, you don't need one either ;-}
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2010
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