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Old 03-04-2010, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: Here is a great way to eliminate a need for a chain tensioner

maybe i'm not seeing just how the cam adjust axle works, it looks like it moves the whole wheel to give adjustment for a vertical drop out. thats not going to help unless both chains have the same amount of slack. the tensioner in your last post looks nice and would be a good thing, unless your using a coaster brake, then the chain would pop off every time you used the coaster brake.
i made a pedal side tensioner for one of my bikes from a derailer and had that problem, had to put a threaded rod and weld a tab on the rear of it so it wouldn't unload while trying to brake.
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