Originally Posted by 2door
Move the tensioner bracket toward the rear, secure it to the chain stay with a small bolt through the bracket and frame, then, shorten the chain. And get rid of that rubber between the tensioner bracket and frame.
The best way is to fabricate a new tensioner bracket and weld it to the bike or, as some guys get away with, run without a tensioner. You have some adjustement in the rear drop outs so maybe you can do it. I'm an advocate of the tensioner but it must be installed securely and aligned properly. Chain length and tension is also important.
I'll definitely move the bracket down the rear, but do Not want to drill the load-bearing part of my old frame.
any avocation of a good deal on rear wheals and sprocket adapters?