Re: Tensioner Redux
People underestimate the pressure applied to the chain under load; which is why so many have had the tensioner bracket come loose and be pulled inward, into the spokes. I've never tested the force on the chain at that point but it would be an interesting figure to know so we could pass along that information to new builders. Keep us informed on how your bracket idea is working. I'm glad the bracket is all that was damaged with your experiment. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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