Chain Tensioner how this chain tensioner work?

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by nachosavage, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest

    hi, I have i couple of this, but I havent figured out how they work.

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    can some one help me out hre?

    thx
     

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    best i could come up with...the tensioners are used to "pull back" on the axle. it's for BMX style dropouts, maybe new downhillers too? very similar to motorcyles.
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  3. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest

    oh.

    thx a lot.

    i think I see it now.

    so it could be also use to center the wheel?

    greetings
     
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    yes, it would very helpful for that, especially with two chains...if the pedal side is multi-speed cassette, you can eliminate the idler on the engine chain.
     
  5. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest

    thx a lot audi.

    this was very helpful

    greetings, Nacho
     
  6. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    I use similar chain tensioners on my StingrayXL. they'll only work with straight back dropouts of course but they keep the chains from changing around really well. I found them in a site for those stand up powerboard scooters because I saw the same thing on mine but didnt want to immobilize the scooter for the chopper.
     
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