Another Single Speed Chain Tensioner Variation

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  1. Retmachinist

    Retmachinist New Member

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    I couldn't quite get the right tension on the pedal side chain of one of my single speed bikes. I had purchased a really nice factory STS tensioner for one of my other bikes, but didn't want to wait for another one to get here. Plus they are a little pricey, about $20 plus shipping.
    I went up to the local Skate Board shop and asked for the hardest wheels he had. Bought a couple and the bearings. Came home cut a groove in the center and mounted it to an old coaster brake arm I had in a box of old bike parts. It really worked out sweet, for less than half the money.

    John
     

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  2. dvddtz

    dvddtz New Member

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    Hey that looks real nice,I like it. Thanks for sharing.David usflg
     
  3. Creative Engineering

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    Excellent John!!!

    I just finished a customer build that needed this set-up.

    Jim
     
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    nice, easy solution :)
    good job John !
     
  5. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    i bet that could work on the engine chain side too.
     

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