Originally Posted by maniac57
A local muffler shop can tack-weld the tensioner to the frame to keep it from turning into the wheel. I do this to ALL my builds. Never destroyed a rim yet...
or you could just eliminate the tensioner all together (or of you're good, build your own out of a 10 speed derailer).
I ran 2 bikes for 2 years with no tensioners at all.