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Old 03-18-2010, 08:27 AM
chrisme chrisme is offline
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Maine
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Default Re: What's the real reason for Chain Tensioners

I use a tensioner because otherwise my chain won't clear the fork going to the back wheel. I'd love not to have to use one though! I've had so many tensioner related issues. For a tensioner I'm not using the stock crappy thing though, I'm using a skateboard wheel that I've lathed out the middle of for the chain to sit in.

For chain I have a nice KMC 420 chain, a tad wider than 415, but it doesn't harm anything.
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