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chain tensioner

garethjonesgarethjones Posts: 57
edited November 2014 in Workshop
I have a chain tug/tensioner on my cotic roadrat singlespeed - do I need to use it? can't see why I can't just move the wheel back to get the correct tension ?

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    so which have you got fitted?

    tugs stop the wheel moving.

    tensioners apply tension to the chain. (tugs also can do this).
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    then sure move the wheel back if you can get rid of the slack.

    BUT as this has rear facing drop outs don't shorten the chain that much that putting the chain on and off is too tight.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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