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    Anybody use DH lower guide with ISCG tabs to tension SS chain?

    There's a really rad SS race coming up this fall that I'd like to race in but have sold my singlespeed. My Paradox has ISCG05 tabs and I was thinking to use the lower roller and backplate from a spare E13 LG1 guide to tension the chain.

    Seems like it would work in theory but not sure if pedalling forces would make the guide slip. Seems like most of the force wouldnt be on the lower run of the chain at all but maybe I'm overthinking things.

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    I did that on my inbred. Worked like a charm. I had a blackspire. Never an issue.

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    If you hve iscg mounts just get a blackspire. Cheap and works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    The Yess tensioner was my first thought since I wanted one a few years back when they were first released but figured I could accomplish the same thing by rotating a lower guide around the BB with the ISCG tabs.

    Reviews on the Yess tensioner seem favorible and nobody has mentioned any slipping of the guide, sounds like I should be good to go.

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