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Alligt chain idlers

Alligt chain idlers
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Price: €21.78
Availability: 2 - 3 Days
Model: Alligt Idler
Manufacturer: Alligt
Average Rating: Not Rated

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The Alligt chain idlers now come in a range of sizes both with and without teeth. Teeth are required on the drive side of an idler, where the chain is under tension. Teeth are optional where the chain is slack, on the return side of the chainrun.

The chainrings are made of PA6 plastic with 30% glassfibre for strength. The bearings have an 8 mm hole, this being the size of fixing used on many recumbents, including the Alleweder, Mango and Quest velomobiles.

Two sets of 608 bearings are fitted to each idler with a central hole for an 8 mm axle. Some of the 100 mm diameter idlers are also available with larger bearings which have 10 mm central holes. Note that the smaller sizes cannot be fitted with bearings for 10 mm axles.

Toothed idlers can be delivered with either hard plastic, aluminium or steel teeth with a progressively longer expected lifetime. SKF bearings are an option for the steel teeth idlers as their longer life-span makes sense only when combined with the longer lasting teeth.

Note that we recommend that toothed idlers are used for the drive side of a chain line while non-toothed idlers can be used for the return side where there is typically less wear. Many people, even manufacturers, use non-toothed idlers on the drive side and this is not forbidden by Alligt. If you wish to use a non-toothed idler on the drive side of your chain you can expect it to function as well as any that it replaces which were fitted by the manufacturer of the bike. It is our recommendation that a metal toothed idlers is used on the drive side simply because we expect this to give a longer lifespan and therefore better value for the customer.

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Alligt chain idlers
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Alligt chain idlers
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