Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - newbie chain tensioner conversion question
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02-19-08, 06:03 PM
Hey i have a road fixed gear conversion non-horizontal drop-outs
i was wondering if its possible to put a chain tensioner on it
and if so how?
if it's actually a fixed gear, no. At least not for long.
if it's a single speed, yes.
02-19-08, 11:13 PM
First, the idea behind a chain tensioner is to keep a wheel from moving horizontally. With vertical dropouts, like yours, a wheel cannot move horizontally and so a chain tensioner is not necessary.
If your asking about using a hanger that takes up the excess tension in a chain on a singlespeed, then Straws is correct, you can only use that on a singlespeed. If you put it on fixed gear bike the hanger would break almost immediately.
If you put it on fixed gear bike the hanger would break almost immediately.
not quite.. it would fail when you put back pressure on
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