This frame seems stronger

Well, here's another bike. Transferred all the parts from my old broken Evans onto this Columbia mountain bike frame. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Hardly vibrates at all compared to the other one, and I was able to monkey the chain in such a way that I didn't need the tensioner. Never did quite trust that chain tensioner, feel better without it. Anyway, here it is.
Just got back from about a half-hour's ride. It could just be me, but I think since the frame is more sturdy it seems that it has more power. Could the other one have been losing power/torque through the vibration? I guess a stiffer frame lets more pull go where it should, eh?
Perfect time to test my zip tie theory !

If you buy a 97 cent pack of zip ties, and do especially that back wheel, see if that also "changes the torque quotient".

For a fact it firms up the steering, but this would be a good experiment.
You will definately lose torque through the frame if it is a "loose' frame...
Same with suspension forks and such.
Nice bike, it looks and sounds as if you are ready for the summer!