I just installed a spring loaded tensioner and I find that it works as well as it should. I have noticed that there is less rubbing from side slap of the chain therefore there is less vibration. I have had chain chain problems this winter, too. Part of riding a gas bike
Anyways, I've got 40 km on the new set up and I like it!
I even got to do
last night. No pop off of the chain.