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    Skyhawk SS magic gearing?

    Anyone SS a Skyhawk? Is there a magic gearing to run it without a tensioner?

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    Doubtful as the dropouts are not horizontal, so you would have no way to apply tension to the chain properly.

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    With vertical dropouts you can sometimes find a "magic gear" ratio for front and rear that keeps the chain tight enough that you do not need a tensioner. That is what he is referring to. If you look at DJ bikes with vertical dropouts, people will list the magic gearing that works that they have figured out through trial and error.

    I think your gonna have to play around with some of those gear calculators that estimate chain length and also look into half link chains.
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    Ahh, I see now - Thanks TMO8853

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    Also, if you get close, you can add a "half link", which will sometimes be just what you need..
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    Thanks all, was just curious to see if anyone had converted a Skyhawk over, before I buy a tensioner/half links/etc.

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