Re: What's the real reason for Chain Tensioners
i think the real reason is to make the kits more adaptable to all the different models of bikes, and the skill level of the builder.
i totally agree that the best way is to do without it, learn the tricks to adjusting both chains, but when it comes to certain bikes, it's necessary.
the copper bike i built has a chainstay rubbing problem, so i need to figure...actually, i figured it out, i just need to build it.
i don't have any humorous stories, because i never run them. except i do like using the clamps for all kinds of other things, like mounting speedometers, cameras, antenna balls...