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  • great. They're easy and convenient.

    12 50.00%
  • stupid. I never had any trouble adjusting tension without them.

    7 29.17%
  • useless. They don't work on my dropouts.

    5 20.83%
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    chain tensioners...

    what do chain tensioners mean to YOU?

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    Nada,

    Never had one..

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    That I hate my frame and I'm looking for a new one

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    heh you guys are quick on the draw. You managed to get posts in before I got the poll up. Vote! its your civic duty!

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    I've got semi-hor or semi-vert drops on my converted fixie so tensioners are useless to me. My mtb ss has vert drops but I was able to get a 32:16 gearing with my chainstay length and a half-link. Now if I were to go with fork ends...

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    How about, it looks like a great idea but I haven't ever used them on a bike. They work great on motorcycles! There have been times I wished I had them on my fixed. Sometimes I have to try several times to get the wheel centered and the chain tight enough. I like the looks of the Paul track ends with the built in adjusters.

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    My singulator (sp? the surly one) works great on my SS. I like anything that allows you to use what you have laying around.
    Last edited by Cynikal; 06-16-04 at 09:21 AM.
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    I got some of those tiny little MKS tensioners that are NJS approved. they are totally awsome, tiny, light, and strong. Too bad there is not enough room left in my track ends to fit them. I tried removing a link from the chain and my back wheel hits the seatpost. What the hell is the point of fork ends if you can only use half of their length? oh well, at least I've got some kickass tensioners for my next bike.

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    Wait a second......are we talking about chain tensioners for single speed conversions with vert dropouts or chain tugs which hold your wheel in place? I'm confused (which is quite normal)
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    Wait a second......are we talking about chain tensioners for single speed conversions with vert dropouts or chain tugs which hold your wheel in place? I'm confused (which is quite normal)
    Yah, both of these things are called chain tensioners because the both maintain chain tension. Which one are you talking about?
    "The more you tighten your grip . . . the more star systems will slip through your fingers."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchreiberBike
    Yah, both of these things are called chain tensioners because the both maintain chain tension. Which one are you talking about?
    I was referring to chain "tugs"...

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    i always liked them on my bmx, but my fixie's got regular road dropouts, so i doubt that i could find a system that would work.

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