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    Need to find a chain tensioner locally.

    I have a single speed bike 99% complete, the only thing that is missing is a chain tensioner. Technically i have BB mounted one, but due to chain/cogs length/size/whatever it doesn't really fit. So I need to bolt one on in the rear.

    Problem is that I have no idea where I can just walk in and grab one. Don't really want to order a single part from Jenson or something and pay 30% cost in shipping, plus wait.


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    Can always order one from Misfit Psycles

    http://www.psyclestore.com/categorie...sion-Products/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RippleChip
    Can always order one from Misfit Psycles
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    i got a paul components one somewhere that i will part with... way better quality...

    http://www.paulcomp.com/melvin.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    i got a paul components one somewhere that i will part with... way better quality...

    http://www.paulcomp.com/melvin.html

    Melvin = US$82
    Misfit = Cdn$24 or Cdn$30.

    The Melvin is good, I would suggest not as good as its price requires it to be. And for a tensioner on a converted hardtail, good enough, in my opinion, is good enough.

    Now please send me my hoodie.

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    now now, who said i was going to sell it for $82...

    -i can sell it for $30...
    -i can even barter for it...

    update:
    -malven is now gone (thank you)

    other goodies found in the used parts bin:
    -chris king headset 1 1/8
    -old xtr rear dr.
    -1 1/8 thomson stem
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    Quote Originally Posted by GroceryBagHead
    I have a single speed bike 99% complete, the only thing that is missing is a chain tensioner. Technically i have BB mounted one, but due to chain/cogs length/size/whatever it doesn't really fit. So I need to bolt one on in the rear.

    Problem is that I have no idea where I can just walk in and grab one. Don't really want to order a single part from Jenson or something and pay 30% cost in shipping, plus wait.

    Can't you run a 1/2 link?
    It's only pain......

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    Just in case .... Urbane Cycle normally has Surly tensioners in stock.

    I think if I was to go the tensioner route again I would be tempted to go with Paul's Melvin.
    Cheers, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSteve F
    Can't you run a 1/2 link?
    1/2 links are the Devil's spawn. Care to see the scar from the last one I destroyed?
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    I don't recall what brand it is, but I have tensioner free to a good home (I replaced it with an ENO eccentric rear hub ). It worked fine for 2 years, easy setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    1/2 links are the Devil's spawn. Care to see the scar from the last one I destroyed?
    I have the same feelings about SRAM quick-links (x3 this year). I would like to believe it is my Jan Ulrich-like quads, sadly, I think the truth is I that bought a bad batch

    We should compare scares...although I don't know you well enough to show you one of them
    It's only pain......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSteve F
    I have the same feelings about SRAM quick-links (x3 this year). I would like to believe it is my Jan Ulrich-like quads, sadly, I think the truth is I that bought a bad batch

    We should compare scares...although I don't know you well enough to show you one of them
    There was a recall on some Sram quick-links. They were for the ten speed chain.
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    wouldn't chain tugs suffice?
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    Ended up picking up Misfit tensioner from Dukes. It has Mr.Rogers and Big Bird on the packaging... It better be good!

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