DIY Chain Tensioner

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Elwoodwins77, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Elwoodwins77

    Elwoodwins77 New Member

    So after almost killing a new rear wheel and then trying 2 other set ups first, this is my home brewed remedy for the stock tensioner. It works incredibly well for how simple it was to put together. For anyone looking at this same problem area, my build cost me about $5 in hardware. Cheers!

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Nice job. Looks to me like something that'll work just fine.
  3. MacZulu

    MacZulu Member

    I used shims at the rear mount point on the engine to set chain tension and got rid of the tensioner all together. one less pia to deal with, and she pedals much smoother now.
  4. Elwoodwins77

    Elwoodwins77 New Member

    happy to report after 20 or so miles, everything works great still!