Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
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Originally Posted by peripatetic
So the tensioner affixes to the outside of the dropout. Thanks, good description. Does a person need to use them on both dropouts, or is one sufficient?
What, exactly, are you trying to do?
Bolt-on rear axles can be a pain to set up because the axle likes to "walk" forward as you tighten the axle bolt. That's even more important on singlespeed and hub gear bikes because, when you install the rear wheel, you also have to set the chain tension.
Sometimes the BMX guys just put a tensioner on the drive side to save weight or something. I like having them on both sides because it's so much handier to dial the rear wheel exactly into the middle of the dropouts.