Replacement Spring for chain guide... AKA SO MANY SPRINGS!!

Bohemian_Lady

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Okay guys I know I need and extension spring roughly an inch and a half long... After that I have no Fing idea what I'm looking at. This spring looks right, but it can only with stand 8lb of pressure. Is that enough? It seems like it should be but I have no idea... am I going to have to buy it and hope for the best?
 

crassius

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if you mean the chain tensioner, I'd recommend going back to the standard unsprung version - one needs to learn how to use it properly, but it seems the best for the job
 

2door

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if you mean the chain tensioner, I'd recommend going back to the standard unsprung version - one needs to learn how to use it properly, but it seems the best for the job
I concur. The best choice is to go without a tensioner completely, if at all possible, but if you must use one, use a rigid mount. Spring tensioners allow slack when you least want or need it. They are only a band-aid for poor sprocket/chain alignment and tension.

Tom
 

maniac57

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I've used springs from a small exercise trampoline for this with good results.
I however, agree with 2door that building it withOUT a tensioner is by far the best route.
 

Rudz

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Th only spring tensioner I'd use is the turbobuick style in eBay. I tried another style, waste of money and time.

I ended up using the stock tensioner and just check it everyday