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    Chain Tensioner

    First off, I would like to hear any recommendation you may have about chain tensioners, or any brand of model I should stay away from.

    Secondly, I would like to know if anyone uses this one:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/New-Single-Speed-...QQcmdZViewItem
    And if so, is it any good? I am somewhat curious about its reliability.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    First off, I would like to hear any recommendation you may have about chain tensioners, or any brand of model I should stay away from.

    Secondly, I would like to know if anyone uses this one:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/New-Single-Speed-...QQcmdZViewItem
    And if so, is it any good? I am somewhat curious about its reliability.

    Thanks in advance!
    Rennen rollenlager is hands down the best. You will never loose a chain and everything is kept silent.
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    I'm on a pretty tight budget, would that one work with a ziptie preventing it from moving around too much?

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    what kind of budget?

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    Let's say... sub 30$ USD. I'm in canada.

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    I think the one you chose would work geat. I use a surley singulator and have never lost a chain with it. The singulator is very similar to the one you have the link to on ebay.

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    I don't care much about the spring, I mean, ghetto type zip ties do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbcyclist
    I think the one you chose would work geat. I use a surley singulator and have never lost a chain with it. The singulator is very similar to the one you have the link to on ebay.
    I use the Nashbar version of that tensioner. It lacked enough tension to keep the chain from dropping if i didn't land jumps smoothly. Then it started dropping the chain after bunny hopping curb high obstacles. At the bottom of this thread is a good way to remedy any short comings of this tensioner and make it work like a Rennen.

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    I was thinking of doing just that, thanks.

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    doh. i've got a Rennen you could've purchased had you been in the States.

    regardless, i would recommend the Rennen before any other tensioner. it's the only tensioner i've ever considered.

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    I am still interested if your price is decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    First off, I would like to hear any recommendation you may have about chain tensioners, or any brand of model I should stay away from.

    Secondly, I would like to know if anyone uses this one:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/New-Single-Speed-...QQcmdZViewItem
    And if so, is it any good? I am somewhat curious about its reliability.

    Thanks in advance!
    I always get the cheapest bmx tensioner my LBS has in stock. Typically about $10. Unless you have a special dropout that needs a certain tensioner you shouldn't have a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Let's say... sub 30$ USD. I'm in canada.
    Bikeman has the DMR STS Tensioner for $27.95 USD. It is similar to the the Rennen tensioner.

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    I'm on a kona stuff with vertical dropouts, which is why I need a tensioner.

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