New Chain Tensioner?

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  1. Mjkx8

    Mjkx8 New Member

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    Hey guys, I just want to know if anyone here knows where I could buy a good chain tensioner. The one that came with my kit is kind of junky, along with all the ones I can find online.
     
  2. NunyaBidness

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    Search the forum here and you will find a LOT of threads on this subject. Bolt on to welded on, the subject of chain tensioners has been discussed so many times, you're guaranteed to find something that will work for you.
     
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    Some distributors sell a short 4-bolt chain tensioner which some say help it from getting dragged into your spokes at high speed by the chain. Maybe one of those and an upgraded bearing type idler wheel or skateboard wheel or one of the many DIY solutions. I also hear if you replace the rag joint with a floating hub adapter from manic mechanic, piratecycles, king's top hat adapter, or screwing sprocket into disc hub and quality sprocket you can eliminate the need for an idler completely.
     
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