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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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    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.
    "What kind of bike? I don't know, I'm not a bike scientist."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle-Chest View Post
    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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