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Old 05-20-2015, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kevyleven007 View Post
That first adapter looked kind of useless. But, this chain tensioner looks pretty good but kind of high priced
That's just another 'spring tensioner'. The idea sounds good but the fact is you don't want a spring that allows slack when you least need it. The tensioner, if you have to use one should be mounted solid. Adjustable, but not by a spring.

When pedal starting or during deceleration the spring will give allowing the chain to loosen. You don't want that. These are a bandaid for improper chain tension and a marketing gimmick.

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