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A possible chain tension fix for semi vertical dropouts

Old 07-07-12, 08:56 PM
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A possible chain tension fix for semi vertical dropouts

Been riding this for a few days, seems to work well. They are origin 8 chain tensioners. It needs a bit of work, might even borrow a friends CNC machine to make my own.

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Old 07-07-12, 09:13 PM
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What problem are they solving?
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Old 07-07-12, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Kayce
What problem are they solving?
With semi vertical dropouts it can be hard to keep the chain tension correct, and it can slip easily. At least for me.
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Even tension on the axle nuts will stop the slippage.
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Get yourself some track nuts.
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Track nuts got bite fo sho. Sometimes I fake it with toothy washers but it just ain't the same.
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