So one of the problems I've got with my current C5 project is that I've been struggling to get the chain tension right. According to the manual it should be OK (correct number of links of the correct size) but the chain always seemed to be excessively loose, and would periodically jump teeth under heavy load (i.e. pulling away up hill). It would also jump off the tensioner entirely if you go over a heavy bump. Removing a single link from the chain results in it being massively too tight, so things seem to point at the tensioner as the culprit. I've managed to get it to co-operate for the time being with a somewhat convoluted bodge involving cable ties and a small bungee cord, but that's obviously not a long-term solution! Could someone snap me a couple of photos of the tensioner so that I can see where it's actually meant to be sitting? I still have a sneaking suspicion that mine is missing something.
posted on: 06/06/2014 21:03:29