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    Chain tensioning

    I was wondering how many of you have singlespeeds with vertical dropouts and without chain tensioner? I have that kind of setup on my Kona for a while and it works great, tension is great...So my question is how often do you change your chain? Due to stretch of the chain there isn`t any options (ENO is expensive if i buy it on the net) So.....

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    I've posted this a few times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Damjan
    I was wondering how many of you have singlespeeds with vertical dropouts and without chain tensioner? I have that kind of setup on my Kona for a while and it works great, tension is great...So my question is how often do you change your chain? Due to stretch of the chain there isn`t any options (ENO is expensive if i buy it on the net) So.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damjan
    I was wondering how many of you have singlespeeds with vertical dropouts and without chain tensioner? I have that kind of setup on my Kona for a while and it works great, tension is great...So my question is how often do you change your chain? Due to stretch of the chain there isn`t any options (ENO is expensive if i buy it on the net) So.....
    I've been running without a tensioner for about 5 months now and, although it's loosened up a fair amount during that time (~500mi), it's still fine. I'm pretty sure I'll get close to a typical life out of the chain (~1000mi) before it becomes too loose and starts popping off. Even if I end up replacing the chain earlier because of tension problems, it wouldn't bother me because I really dislike tensioners. A shorter replacement schedule is a small price to pay in my opinion.

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    thanx, i have that kind of setup about a year and a half and it snaped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bob
    I've been running without a tensioner for about 5 months now and, although it's loosened up a fair amount during that time (~500mi), it's still fine. I'm pretty sure I'll get close to a typical life out of the chain (~1000mi) before it becomes too loose and starts popping off. Even if I end up replacing the chain earlier because of tension problems, it wouldn't bother me because I really dislike tensioners. A shorter replacement schedule is a small price to pay in my opinion.
    Thanx, that`s an answer:-)

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