Chain Tensioner how this chain tensioner work?

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

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  1. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest

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


    can some one help me out hre?


  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.
  3. nachosavage

    nachosavage Guest


    thx a lot.

    i think I see it now.

    so it could be also use to center the wheel?

  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.