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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 07-21-09, 05:42 PM   #1
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Mountain Bike SS Conversions - Is there a quiet chain tensioner out there?

I'm trying to find a basic, not so expensive, but does-the-job-well chain tensioner for my hardtail with vertical dropouts.

Currently I'm running 32-14 which is the magic ratio for my bike, but my chain is new and I know it'll stretch to an un-favorable amount, plus I like running 32-16 when I'm on trails.

I've tried something very similar to this...

http://www.getprice.com.au/images/up...-tensioner.jpg

It's a spring loaded chain tensioner that mounts by the rear derailleur hanger. It's very nice, I like the form factor of it, but my GOSH it's noisy. It's noisy to the point it drives me insane.

I have a fixed tensioner... the Sette Chain Guide II... it has a roller and it's very nice, however I REALLY prefer spring loaded tensioners...

Is there a spring loaded tensioner that is relatively quiet and has some decent power behind the spring?
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Old 07-21-09, 05:51 PM   #2
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i think you'll have a lot more luck asking the MTB forum

but so I don't feel bad,

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/1...es.aspx?s=1645
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Old 07-21-09, 06:40 PM   #3
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Hey, thanks. I've already seen it. I know what my options are. I'm asking for user opinions from people who owned them.

Call me crazy, but I'm willing to bet someone who has a single speed mountain bike would be more likely to be found here versus the mountain bike forum, especially considering I'm specifically questioning a single speed part and not anything else that's typical on a regular mountain bike.
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