Tensioner Needed? (looked at other threads)
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?