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Old 05-09-2013, 11:51 PM
bigbutterbean bigbutterbean is offline
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Location: Lebanon, PA
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Default Re: Easy custom tensioner for steel frames

I have to agree with the advantage of being able to move the tensioner back and forth on the frame. I have a spring-loaded tensioner, which is working out great and a lot less risk of it spinning into the spokes because the force that would normally transfer from the chain to the idler, causing it to twist into the spokes, is now transferred to the spring instead. Anyway, even with a spring loaded tensioner, I've still had to reposition it a few times as the chain wore in.
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