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Old 05-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by MILLENNIUM FALCON View Post
I'm going to make a swing arm guard, but with only 8" of rear travel I don need a ton of slack. I can always add a roller if I need to.
With the counter sprocket that far away from the swing arm pivot you might find that you need a suprising amount of chain slack and it might also cause bad squating.
I have the same problem on my project so I'm going to try idler sprockets to control the chain tension ond squat.

If you have a look at the thread "lots of assembly required" there is a photo of one of his bikes that has a idler sprockets set up near the swing arm pivot.

I cant wait to see the finished bike.
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