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    HARO jrt1990's Avatar
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    washers and other junk

    I have some Haro Spyderlite Pegs, the anti-slip ones, and I have only one chain tensioner, I was wondering if for the side that I don't have a chain tensioner on, do I need a washer or anything like that, or should I just use the anti-slip washer (thats meant for the front fork) that comes with the pegs?
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    I forgot to mension that the chain tensioner I have is the one that integrates with the pegs, the one with the 4 cross anti-slip pattern, there's one on Danscomp if your still not sure.
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    Use a washer if you aren't using a chain tensioner on both sides. If you have one that fits into the spider pattern, than that is better. If you don't have a spider washer, then use a decent sized regular washer. Washers should be about a big as possible to help protect your frame from bending and from the peg twisting it.

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    OK, because every peg comes with a washer type thing that is the same diameter of the peg and it has the anti-slip system, also, do you really need two chain tensioners, I mean will it slip a little on the one side that it doesn't have a tensioner on or will it be just fine if you tighten it enough?
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    You really only need a tensioner on the chain side of the bike. I run them on both sides and find that my wheel NEVER moves. I will never run a single tensioner again or no tensioners. My wheel used to always slip... for years it slipped. Then I got some chain tensioners and I never had a problem again.

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    .....but will it ever slip with only one tensioner.
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    on one side
    maybe
    happened to me so i bought another one
    how long have you been riding with only one?
    you should of noticed by now

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    i never ridden one, i just overtightened the bolts on my diamondback, thats probably not good, but even though i overtightened em so much, every once i awhile id notice that the wheel was outta line
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    Yes, it may slip on the side without the tensioner. It CAN happen, but isn't a definite yes or no answer. It is a definite YES that it MIGHT happen.

    All I can say is that riding FLATLAND I run two and am very happy with running two.

    If you have 3/8" axles then you may want to just buy a couple of the CHEAP $2.00 tensioners from www.danscomp.com when you order. It's 4 bucks for two and they won't last forever, but you can get a feel for whether you like tensioners or not. I started with them when they were the only thing available, then moved onto better ones, and now ride the Haro ones.

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    OK thanks, maybe I will buy a second tensioner, even though they are kinda expensive (to me at least considering I just got alot of expensive parts), i'm not sure, I guess if it ever affects me and the wheel scoots forward alot on the one side, then I will sure consider it.
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