Re: Easy custom tensioner for steel frames
That's true IF you have horizontal drop outs or the frame design allows it. Some frames, like the one I pictured above with the severe taper of the chain stay from front to rear, do not lend themselves to running without a tensioner or some type of guide to keep the chain away from the frame.
I run no tensioner whenever I can but it's not always possible with every frame design.
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