Rover : relaxed chain problem

Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby cedricsurlemont on Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:20 am

Hi all.

Sorry for my bad english, i'm french and i try to explain my problem.

I have a rover (8 speed) since a couple of year now but don't use it anymore because of the chain problem : it's too relaxed and jump every turn of the pedals..

I try to move back the rear wheel but i can't : the axis of the wheel is locked in the frame.
But I'm unscrew the nuts.... and i don't whant use a hammer to unlock it because i'm afraid to broke something.

May be i can mount an idler ? Some one can tell me where i can find a chain idler for rover ?

Sorry agin for my bad english ^^
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Re: Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby Captainbob on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:45 am

You have to be able to move the axle in the frame, otherwise you would not be able to change a flat tire. If you can't move it, see if you can figure out why you can't move the axle back and forth. If it is back as far as it will go, then you need to shorten the chain.
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Re: Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby mriley on Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:32 am

I had the same problem on a Rambler. Lengthen the boom: loosen the bolts that hold the boom (the part that holds the pedals) and pull it out so that the chain is tight. Tighten the bolts again. Then move your seat forward if necessary.
The rear wheel cannot be moved.
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Re: Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby Captainbob on Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:06 pm

mriley wrote:I had the same problem on a Rambler. Lengthen the boom: loosen the bolts that hold the boom (the part that holds the pedals) and pull it out so that the chain is tight. Tighten the bolts again. Then move your seat forward if necessary.
The rear wheel cannot be moved.
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The Rover is totally different than the Rambler. His question is about a Rover.
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Re: Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby mriley on Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Sorry - I thought all tadpoles had a boom.
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Re: Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby KeinoDoggy on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:14 pm

Lengthen the boom: loosen the bolts that hold the boom (the part that holds the pedals) and pull it out so that the chain is tight. Tighten the bolts again. Then move your seat forward if necessary.


Although that will more than likely resolve the excess slack in the chain, Bob is correct that one needs the ability to remove the rear wheel completely in order to remove the tire. I would definitely resolve that situation also.
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Re: Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby Captainbob on Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:50 pm

mriley wrote:Sorry - I thought all tadpoles had a boom.
M Riley


They do, but that is not the proper way to set the boom-seat location on a Rover.
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Re: Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby jeffacme on Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:48 pm

Presumably something moved to cause the slack so snugging it up via the boom and a minor seat adjustment is a totally reasonable approach.
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Re: Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby Captainbob on Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:15 pm

jeffacme wrote:Presumably something moved to cause the slack so snugging it up via the boom and a minor seat adjustment is a totally reasonable approach.


Chain stretch or the axle shifted forward. Has nothing at all to do with the boom or seat position.
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Re: Rover : relaxed chain problem

UNREAD_POSTby jeffacme on Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:43 pm

Captainbob wrote:Chain stretch or the axle shifted forward. Has nothing at all to do with the boom or seat position.


That may be but snugging up the boom to tension the chain is still a reasonable approach. By the way you are guessing and the slack could just as easily come from slight retraction of the boom so lets be helpful and offer solutions.
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