Re: working crusier without a tensioner
If you're a welder and have access to a welder here's another approach. I TIG almost everything but the same could be done with MIG or brazing. 1/4" X 1" flat stock works well for this. I put a bend in the bracker just to follow the contours of the frame but it's not necessary. A straight piece will work as well.
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