GearNut - Thanks for the suggestion. I have been concerned about that tensioner. I picked up a piece of cold rolled strip and some rubber lined clamps this weekend. Here is my new tensioner about 75% complete:
I ordered a new stem/quill so that I can move the handle bars up and back a bit. I am also having quite a bit of vibration in the handle bars. I am guessing that soft grips would help. I may also look at filling the handle bars with something moderately dense... Any ideas out there?