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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-19-08, 07:03 PM   #1
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newbie chain tensioner conversion question

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?
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Old 02-19-08, 07:06 PM   #2
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if it's actually a fixed gear, no. At least not for long.

if it's a single speed, yes.
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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.
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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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