Help! New dropout needed.
I have two things I really need help with.
Just unpacked my pristine Sun EZ Speedster AX. The ebay sellers that shipped it to me did a wonderful job of packing the bike carefully to avoid damage. It came to me without a scratch.
My first problem: the drop out for the rear derailleur threads that the rear cage bolts into look pretty darn thin. Thread bare might be the better description. Where in the world would I find a new dropout for this bike? Looks to be the year they came out, mid-2000's maybe? It is definitely made specifically for this bike.
Next, for the life of me I cannot figure out how the chains run through the idler under the seat. The idler is positioned within a yoke of sorts. I installed both chains on the idler wheels by threading them half round over the top of the idler. But when I did that, both ingoing and outgoing chains rub the metal yoke that surrounds the idler. I am sure I am missing something about how the chains are supposed to go. Any help from anyone please?
And of course no, I have not contacted Sun about this. The idler is easy I'm sure but finding that exact dropout worries me.
I am a newbie to bents, so I sure need help.