I was debating just leaving it but I figured it likely to loose up…Have the tee shirt , however I try not to wear it outside
Mine did unwind once , tightened it up and used a 1/2" chisel and belted the bottom corner of one of those slots on the locking ring and moved it about 1/4" [ 3mm ] been alright for the last 200 miles
Have the tools, the knowledge and skills. Have most of the raw materials, access to second hand bikes is secured.Do it and post your progress on here….
I was 6 miles from home when I found out mine could .......I was debating just leaving it but I figured it likely to loose up…
It is an exclusive club , although not as popular as the ' Mile high club ' from what I hearIm pleased to know I’m not the only one lol
Some people find direct steering quite twitchy ? consider indirect now before you decide the chain routing in case you want to add it later ?Today I put the whole thing together to see how it sits, I also made and fitted the handlebars…
Nice list , however you are in the phase ...I’ve just got the seat tabs to weld on, the pulley, chain guide to fit and seat to make, then I’ll be ready to take her for a test ride…
Yeah the tension on it was massive, it would have ripped off eventually. I have removed it. I think I will be fitting a chain guide, like a hose just to stop the swing if nothing else.Lookin good!
I agree with Popshot, move the idler to the slack (return) chain. It will keep it off the ground.
You should not need it on the drive chain as the 4" pulley should push it under the seat like this...
I did wonder what it was that most people use… I’ll look it up, thanks for that.For the chain guide. I used plumbing Pex. it's very cheap for 8 foot lengths, easy to shape with a heat gun and even flute the ends. I read the noise on the chain guides comes from the chain hitting the end of the tube as it enters and exits the pipe, so they flute them to make it more quiet. Also the Pex comes in colors, I've seen white, black, red, blue and clear. I thought a clear chain guide would look cool.