Chain Tensioner chain tensioner bracket

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by azagthoth, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. azagthoth

    azagthoth New Member

    having completed the motor installation, and finding an acceptable amount of rear sprocket misalignment, the final step was the chain tensioner. the donor bike was a schwinn jag. long story short, being wary of drilling the frame yet again, and being too impatient to figure out how to weld it in place, i decided to get a few u bolts, and an L shaped piece of metal from the hardware store. drilled a few holes to fasten the u bolts to the frame then lined up a hole in the tensioner and connected the two with a little bolt, of course with loctite and lock washers. this way the tensioner doesn't turn into your spokes and you don't have to weld or drill! also it was a good thing i got the L or V shaped metal, because even that bent a little, but is sturdy. hope this helps!

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  2. s_beaudry

    s_beaudry Member

    Kind of a dark picture, but it seems to be a pretty sturdy tensioner you fabricated there...