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Karl

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Chain Tensioner
« on: 03, January, 2009 - 15:59:04 »
The plastic clip that holds the chain tensioner to the chassis on my favourite c5 (aka "Voodoo") was coming unclipped.

So I followed Martins advice on his c5Martin website and got the cable ties out  8)





That should sort it  ;)

Mind you, looks like Voodoo could do with a bit of a clean up - looking quite grubby underneath  :o

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #1 on: 03, January, 2009 - 17:21:09 »
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Mind you, looks like Voodoo could do with a bit of a clean up - looking quite grubby underneath

Come on Karl sort yourself out mate !

You are supposed to set an example to us all !  ;D

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #2 on: 13, May, 2009 - 22:50:35 »
Karl, you look to be in the future!!T  ;D

Anyways how do you get off that gubbins on the bottom of the C5? That sticky stuff on the grey part of the body.
Mark

Karl

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #3 on: 14, May, 2009 - 14:47:00 »
Its a lot cleaner now, I used a hosepipe and a bucket of soapy water  :)

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #4 on: 06, May, 2010 - 13:34:52 »
I Seem to have a problem with my c5 chain under moderate to hard pedaling the chain comes off often it seems to me that the spring is not working correctly ( not very springy)   does this happen after time and can you buy a replacement spring thanks marc.

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #5 on: 06, May, 2010 - 19:30:00 »
Hi there you probely find that the old chain has streched .You may need a new one ...

marcdonnelly

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #6 on: 07, May, 2010 - 09:34:12 »
Thanks chas andy is going to give me the sizes for the chain so hopefully this will fix that  little problem.

Karl

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #7 on: 26, June, 2010 - 15:18:53 »
A better piccie of the cable tie solution;



This won't necessarily stop the chain tensioner from coming unclipped - but it does save you from having to run back and try to find all the missing bits  ;D

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #8 on: 30, August, 2010 - 01:15:01 »
Is there anywhere i can get a new chain for my C5, i did have a spare that i got from Adam Harper, but had to use it a while ago. I now have C5 No 3 and the chain is Rusty as hell and is not useable and beyond saving.

How sucessful is joining two bike chains together, Are the links the same size as a standard bike chain ?

Any ideas ....  ???

Hurry back Adam  :'(
« Last Edit: 30, August, 2010 - 04:12:57 by PLOD11 »

Karl

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #9 on: 30, August, 2010 - 10:59:42 »
I have used Halfords bike chains on a couple of c5's now and they work ok - just a slight amount of chain slip when struggling up a hill (similar to a genuine Sinclair chain !). As correctly mentioned earlier, you will need two to make the correct length.

You need the wider chain for a single speed bike, thinner chains meant for deraileur gears are too narrow and dont fit round the C5's sprockets.
« Last Edit: 30, August, 2010 - 11:02:51 by BooBoo »

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Re: Chain Tensioner
« Reply #10 on: 19, December, 2010 - 14:15:46 »
To get the black blurry stuff off to work on a clean surface, use a bit of diesel and a brush.
Works all the time.  ;)