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    Klein sits on shelf now..
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    Chain Tension Questions

    I recently converted the beater to a single and I have been playing around with gear ratios to try and find the perfect tensioner-less gear combination. I was running a 32/20 with a rear D to keep the chain taught. I removed a link and I can almost get the 32/20 to fit. The first pic shows how soooo very close it is. Would a half link give me the length I need? (although I don't think this is the gear ratio I want)

    In the second pic I basically want to know of this is a good idea. Can I use rear D like this until I get a tensioner? If this is a bad idea, I'll put my Dremel away and put the other pulley back on.
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    A half link may work

    It's a good idea to have one on hand anyway.You may still need a tensioner though.
    you can also dremel your dropouts or axle and I hear the ENO hubs work pretty well also.

    Your derailler looks like it should work,not a pretty sight though.
    Good luck.
    I've been inside too long.

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