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    a quick yes or no question about chain tensioner's

    ok this a probably a dumb question but it will be a quick yes or no answer.

    Do chain tensioners only work with full horizontal track ends? thats what im thinking after looking at a set of tensioners.

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    Nope...

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    some require you have a derailer hanger, I'm not sure about others
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    There are different types of tensioners. Some frames have it built-in at the front of the horizontal drops (toward the chain stay). Adjustment/tension is created by turning the adjusting screws. There are also add-on tensioners that capture the axle and tension is created by turning the screws at the rear end of the tensioner. Then there are tensioners that are used on fg/ss conversions with frames that have veritcal or non-horizontal dropouts....I'm not too familiar with those. At any rate I use my tensioners more for getting a proper alignment and tension....the axle bolts sre what actually keeps the chain in proper tension.
    Last edited by paipo; 09-12-10 at 12:46 PM.
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