Wanted ... A better Chain Tensioner

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by V 35, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I wound up cutting the deadly popsicle tensioner that came with the kit, Liberating the slotted metal, and the roller. I Brazed the slotted metal in place
    and have the roller riding under the chain. Sportsman Cycle has the best tensioner going, far superior to my ' gusseted Idler ' which works great.
    No more mouse traps for me. I wish a good tensioner system existed. I'd like to see the ease of a bolt on, with the security of a weld. Perhaps more than one is needed, one at the engine, a second, at the sprocket

  2. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate Active Member

    Search for "Spring tensioner" or "tensioner" on this and motorbicycling.com. There are lots of good and easy set ups. The best generic one I've seen yet is to cut a bracket to brace across the seat and chain stay, either welded on or held on with rubberized conduit straps, and a roller or derailleur pulley of your choice.

    I used the stock tensioner on the pedal side, works for single speed bikes.