Terracycle Chain Idler: Status Report

Stainless idler shaft in November 2009
Stainless idler shaft in November 2009

The 6 mm stainless steel shaft I installed in late June, for reasons described there, has been working just fine.

Although the shaft has some discoloration, the idler bearing slides freely this way and that. No complaints about noises or bad shifting.

I spritzed some silicone lube on the shaft and it’s way slippery again. That’s better than petroleum lubes that tend to turn road dust into grinding compound.