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Re: Challenge 'improve' idlers
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2010, 06:23:16 pm »
LOL!  I already drilled holes for water egress, tailbox mounting, and glued plywood/fibreglass bottle cage mounts to the seat also.
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Re: Challenge 'improve' idlers
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2010, 06:38:49 pm »
LOL!  I already drilled holes for water egress, tailbox mounting, and glued plywood/fibreglass bottle cage mounts to the seat also.

I know... I'm most envious of that bottle mount. Very neat piece of work, that :)
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Re: Challenge 'improve' idlers
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2010, 06:41:19 pm »
Why thank you!  If you ever decide you're ready to mutilate your seat, I'd be happy to make you a pair.
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Re: Challenge 'improve' idlers
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2010, 07:07:05 pm »
Terracycles stuff is very nice. Thought I struggle to see how idlers can be model specific?
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Re: Challenge 'improve' idlers
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2010, 09:29:46 am »
I struggle to see how idlers can be model specific?

The idlers themselves are at varying diameters, as the distance between the ideal chainline and the mounting spindle (on drive side idlers particularly) often vary between models. A lot of terracycle kits include the mounts too, and these are almost all model specific. Some use drive/return on the same spindle, some allow inboard/outboard movement, all seem to vary even within a manufacturer.

I know on this last point, 'cos the 2010 Challenge idlers I've been given to fit to the 'bent won't actually fit my 2009 model Furai.

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