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Old 01-09-2012, 12:40 AM
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Default Re: A newby's chain idler pulley alternative

Originally Posted by bairdco View Post
chain tensioners? i have one of those. it's an 11/16's wrench and a chain breaker.

none of the bikes i've built need a "tensioner."

seriously. if you don't have mice, you don't have to build a better mousetrap.
If you have vertical rear drop outs (what your axle slides into) on your frame and you don't want to move your engine to adjust tension, then a tensioner is essential.
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