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Chain Tensioner idler wheel

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Bertsimon

Guest
Anyone know of anything to replace this. Is there anything at a hardware store I could buy to make one.Mine broke dont really want to wait a 2 weeks to get one. Thanks
 


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thatsdax

Guest
Sure..

Get a Roller blade wheel with Abec bearings and and some flat washers and make a new Idler wheel. You will need to cut a small grove in the wheel for the chain to ride in. I use a drill press and make a lathe out of it and a chisel to make the groove. Enjoy the ride..
 
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Bertsimon

Guest
I know that I saw a picture of that done on here. I now cant find it. Anybody else see that picture of the roller blade wheel?
 
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thatsdax

Guest
yes...but....

If you look at that pic. That idler wheel is on the power side of the chain. Not good. You can put a wheel on the power side to take up chain lash when slowing. But..It should be spring loaded. To put a wheel with no give on the power side is not the best. Enjoy the ride..
 
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Bertsimon

Guest
Well I made a atempt at the roller blade wheel. I made the groove which is good. I put it on the bike but when you tighten it. The wheel wont spin so the chain just drags across it. How do I secure it so that the wheel will spin with the chain? Dac you made it sound so easy just get a couple of washers yeah then what? I put the bolt through the wheel with a couple of small washers on both sides. What am i doing wrong here?
 
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Chopper

Guest
hey Bert, I haven't tried this mod yet, but you may be tightening the nut and bolt too much. What you need is a locknut so the skate wheel can still turn,
Dr. J. said:


Here Ya Go!

Dr. J.
 
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Bertsimon

Guest
Well that looks like what i did except I put it were the old pulley was I dont want it on top . I am looking to put it were the old one was. That bolt looks no different than the one i was using expect for that one is longer. I didnt have that many washers either. It has to be tight otherwise it just falls down and the chain gets loose which defeats the whole purpose of it.
 
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Chopper

Guest
So, you're still using the old idler bracket?... toss that thing away, nothing but trouble.
 
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