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Chain Tensioner ideas

Dave FZ1000

New Member
Feb 6, 2018
Wonder if I'll be able to post my photo here? Will try. Got 2 ideas to help with the chain tensioner problems.

My new idea, I think. It's to drill and put a bolt trough to the Chainstay, or the Seatstay, Tap the frame or the bracket and use a lock-washer to keep it, Lock-tight might be a good idea too.

You might have caught it already, but I already mentioned the second idea, which I happened to come across on the Internet somehow. Using the Seatstay to attach the Chain adjuster. Don't see how it could possibly go into the spokes! Someone put it up as a question. I don't see how it could go wrong. What do you all think?

That's what I'm going to attempt posting a photo of.

Tentioner bicycle6.jpg
So, if you don't see one, I had problems again.


Well-Known Member
Jul 23, 2012
drilling can cause frame to crack/break on a hard pothole hit, welding can leave you with to little room to properly adjust, your pic works well only if frame happens to line up nicely with chain, this post should have been in trans/drivetrain section