Re: [CR]Help ID these frame parts.


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From: CMontgo945@aol.com
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 00:12:13 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Help ID these frame parts.
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 6/14/2003 4:41:01 PM US Mountain Standard Time, Brandon writes:
> Also any info on what the little tabs on the end were used for would be
> nice. I don't think they're part of the stamping process, chain
> tensioner maybe.

That's exactly what they are Brandon. A little cap like goodie fit over those tabs. A bolt, centered through this cap, travelled the length of the track end to the axle. At the end of this bolt was a metal circle which went over the axle. Then the axle nut tightened down upon it. Turn the bolt and the axle was pulled back to tighten the chain. Go to http://bikecult.com. Look up track stuff, then chain tensioners and you'll see a modern version. I'd give my firstborn to locate a pair of originals for my Viking.

Craig Montgomery in Tucson Just finished a 30 miler in 102 temps on my Viking Froze my water bottles and they melted at a perfect rate to empty them by the end of the ride.