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    Pictures of chain tensioners?

    Does anyone have a good close up shot of an installed chain tensioner? The kind you use to keep your axle from moving in horizontal dropouts. I've been wanting to order a surly tuggnut but I'm not sure how/if it would fit on my steelhead.

    Edit: I found a bunch of them at this site: www.jrbicycles.com/chaintensioners.htm
    Anybody ever ordered from this site or know about their reputation?

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    My friend has some on his bike, I'm supposed to ride with him tonight, I'll post some pics up for you.

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    i have one similiar to the Surly one, and it works perfect.
    this is the surly one:


    profile one(mine is very similiar to this one):



    i like the 2 screw kind better. more adjustability.

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    I rock the Profiles. They're pimp, but kinda pricey.

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    Could someone please explain to me what they do, because they sound like the answer to my problem of the chain bouncing around and out of gear. Any explanations would be appreciated. Thanks

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    basically, they pull the axle into place, keeping the chain as tight as you want it to be. this will only work if you have horizontal drop-outs, which the steelhead does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fujirider1
    Could someone please explain to me what they do, because they sound like the answer to my problem of the chain bouncing around and out of gear. Any explanations would be appreciated. Thanks
    It sounds like you may need a Chain Guide

    like this one:



    What kind of setup are you running (1x9) (2x9) ?

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    I prefer the type the pull into the tensioner vs the style that just thread the end of a allen head bolt into the dropout .

    Check out the MKS track chin tensioner and the Knight tensioner
    both work great for MTB with horizontal dropouts.
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