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    Chain managment

    My older Lightfoot Cycles Explorer has no chain support betwen the chainwheel and the rear sprocket. If I ride over rough terrain (dirt bike trails between the house and the paved bike trails) sometimes the chain Bounces off the rear sprocket. Any ideas on the best way to fix this?
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    Can you mount an idler wheel or sprocket on the frame or seat somewhere to add intermediate support and tension?

    Eddie
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    Originally posted by bentrox!
    Can you mount an idler wheel or sprocket on the frame or seat somewhere to add intermediate support and tension?
    I could I have the top bar (where the seat is attached) but maybe a problem. but I do have a lower bar also. Would I need an idler on both upper and lower chain run (is not the tension on the upper) and where I can get an idler/s to do this?
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    Yellowbike.com sold them, however, they are not currently doing business while they restructure. Zach Kaplan in Alameda, CA may have them (no website but his e-mail is zakaplan@earthlink.net) or try Ed Deaton at www.foolscrow.com

    Also try posting your query at www.bentrideronline.com on the "Message Board" under the "Technical Discussion" forum. In fact, there is a current post there regarding pulleys/idlers.

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