Re: The *BEST* Solution for "THE" tensioner/pulley
kevlarr, i disagree. i've read thread after thread of new guys having problems with the tensioner, and IF your style of bike allows you to run without it, go for it.
as far as chain stretch goes, it's mostly your sprockets seating in, especially with CNC'd aluminum ones, not the actual chain "stretching."
and new builders should make sure their chain alignment is true before even firing up the motor. then we wouldn't have 3 or 4 threads a day about chains falling off, spokes breaking, wheels slipping...
the drivetrain is the most important part of the build, and shouldn't be band-aided with a cheap tensioner. if you have to use it, use it right.