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    Best Single Speed Chain Tension / Chain Guide

    I'm looking for the best (most reliable and durable) single speed chain tensioner. I've used the Forte Forté Single-Speed Conversion Kit - Performance Exclusive Mountain Bike Components one in the past and it works well initially but the spring gets too lose after about 6 months. Is that a common problem or do some last longer? Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.

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    Get creative and make your own! No spring necessary, really, as long as your ring is round i.e. no high spots.

    Pics of homebrew chain tensioners???

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    I've had good luck with a Singleator, but always carry a zip tie since the spring disengaged internally once. The best system that I've seen is a Phil Wood "adjustable" bottom bracket.

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    Paul Component's Melvin is built well, looks a little bulky. But if you like to change your cog often, then you can avoid breaking the chain.

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    I just purchased this origin 8 chain tensioner. I'll be getting it this week. Seems good. I'll give feedback later after I take a few hard runs.

    Product Description | Origin-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by fos'l View Post
    I've had good luck with a Singleator, but always carry a zip tie since the spring disengaged internally once. The best system that I've seen is a Phil Wood "adjustable" bottom bracket.
    My LBS has the singleator so I'm going to give it a try

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