Re: Do i really need to use a chain guide?
Just finished my first build, and after reading most of the threads on chain tensioners I opted to replace the plastic roller with a sprocket. I bored it out and pressed in a small bearing and it quieted thing down a great deal and I have ridden nearly every day for the past couple weeks with no chain problems. There are a few posts with pics showing a sprocket tensioner. When I get some photos and figure out how to post them I will show what I came up with. Nothing new, but it seems to work real well. Good Luck