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    Which chain tensioner?

    I'm resurrecting an old flame which is my Mamasita. It's currently on magic gear consisting of a 32x21 setup. The chain seems a touch too slack although I really doubt it will jump out of gear. The teeth on the rennen chain ring and rear cog are deep. Anyhow, I'm looking for opinions on either a renned push/fixed style or a spring loaded type from sette. I'm leaning towards the push type but I'm open to opinions based on the chain tension that you can see from this photo.

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    My Rennen tensioner has been totally reliable. The only drawback is, it complicates wheel removal a bit.

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    There are soo many good tensioners available now. The Rennen is great, as is the Yess ETR/B, the Phil Wood Philcentric, and the WI Eno Eccentric.

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    I tried a Surly and I didn't like the the spring feature. I busted the spring rather quickly. the DMR I got laver worked fine on a few SS conversions I did.

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    I second the DMR...

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    Yup, I used a DMR for a while myself. It's good stuff, and works very well.

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    The dmr looks like a good alternative to the rennen, but I'll probably go rennen if I go to a push style tensioner. I'm using the rennen cog and chainring...

    I like the idea of the Phil wood eccentric or exzentricker but both are pretty pricey. My limit would probably be about $200 if anyone knows how to get one in that price range.

    Given the small amount of tension I need, do you think a spring loaded type will work better than the push style?
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    There are some nice ones here too...

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