Re: Listen to your elders
Thanks for the kind words, Green. I'm glad the no-tensioner route is working out for you.
Of course we have to consider those who have frames that make running without a tensioner difficult or impossible. They are the ones who need to explore the alternatives.
My biggest concern is the kit supplied tensioner and the way it gets mounted with no consideration for the consequences if it loosens and rotates into the spokes. There is so much good information here offered to prevent that from happening. It's too bad that every new builder doesn't read it before the inevitable happens. I just don't want anyone to get hurt and that's a possibility unless the tensioner problem is addressed.
Good luck with your bike and enjoy the smooth, quiet ride.
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