Spring loaded chain tensioner

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  1. Sean Clarke

    Sean Clarke New Member

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    Looking for a cheap spring loaded tensioner and found one on eBay but it is different to all the other ones. Just wondering if anyone knows how to put it on or has a photo of one that has already been installed.
     

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  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    I refuse to put spring tensioners on a bike, and that one doesn't seem to be made for these bikes anyway.
     
  3. Nashville Kat

    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    In case you haven't thought of it- why not set the motor chain without a tensioner- a smaller gear helps clearance issues and gives faster speed at lower revs and vibrations-
    and then just tension the pedal chain instead- much safer
    Small very lightweight tensioners can be had for $10-12
    or even hang a derailleur and go multi speed?
     
  4. Sean Clarke

    Sean Clarke New Member

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    Why not use one?
     
  5. Tyler6357

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    crassius Well-Known Member

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    because when going downhill the slack is at top of chain and can "V" up inside the case
     
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    javy mcdees New Member

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    not even a hill, just a master link gone fishing will do it. .bld. 1533385278747.jpg
     

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