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single speed tensioner

hairy1hairy1 Posts: 17
edited July 2007 in MTB workshop & tech
do you need a tensioner for a hardtail conversion


  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,677
    What frame?
  • The Joe ShowThe Joe Show Posts: 9,413
    A hardtail conversion?

    Do you mean a singlespeed conversion on a hardtail?

    If it's got vertical dropouts, then chances are yes.
    Less gears, more beers.
  • Crock - SmPCrock - SmP Posts: 502
    i made my spezilied hardrock tonight single speed and i'm not running a tensioner or a half link.

    you may be able to get away with it depending on the frame i'd try it 1st before buying all the gear if it doesnt work try a half link if that doent work i'ms orry a tensioner is needed
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  • If you do need a tensioner,
    get the doofer from on one. ... on=203:203
    its a good bit of kit and cheap.... :wink:
  • Who meWho me Posts: 493
    you will more than likely need a tensioner even if not to start as the chain wears you will need to ope with chain stretch.
  • caw35slrcaw35slr Posts: 439
    I use a Doofer along with an OnOne freehub converter - both work very well, link as before.
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