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Old 03-17-2011, 01:24 AM
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Default Re: Chain Tensioner Pedal Side

you might need to put a "stop" tab on it or something so it doesn't rotate. something as simple as a bolt would work, so it catches under the frame.

on a freewheel there'd be no problems with your design, but a coaster brake could give you problems. a lot of torque is applied to the chain when pedaling and hard braking which could cause it to slip. and if it slipped, you'd not only have a loose chain, but it'd loosen the axle nut as well.

other than that, it's a great idea!
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