s'up, y'all? My very first post here (I'm all warm and fuzzy).
I'm about to build my first SS road bike from parts laying around my place. It will be a play bike and beater used for rides to the beach, rides with the girlfriend and rides where I need an excuse for not keeping up with the rest of the guys.
*will I need a tensioner when building up a SS with 2cm long horizontal road dropouts?*
I've got two frames that I could build up. I'd like to use my Basso which has had its derailleur hanger ripped off in a crash. Obviously, that would mean not running a tensioner (or requiring me to fabricate one - something I don't want to do).
I've also got a DeBernardi that I could build (with a hanger), but the Basso is sooooo much prettier.
So I ask the singlespeed gods; do I need a tensioner?