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    DIY Chain Tensioner?

    Anyone ever made one? Any links/tips that anyone has are appreciated! I know it sounds cheap, but I am into little DIY fun! Thanks, CBB

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    Quote Originally Posted by keirinbike
    Anyone ever made one? Any links/tips that anyone has are appreciated! I know it sounds cheap, but I am into little DIY fun! Thanks, CBB
    You can try to do it using single arm of cheap v-brake:
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    If your bike has a dropout, just use an old derailler. Road deraillers have shorter cages, so may be better at preventing chain slap.
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    Get a MRP roller at the LBS for about ten bucks and go for it.

    Derailler pulleys are the devil. They gum up and wear out in the mud.

    Search (tensioners) and check out the DMR/style systems as they suck far less than the others for the $$$.
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    check this thread - my favourite on this forum!

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    That brake arm tensioner is awesome! I never would have thought of that.

    That'll fit in a derailleur hanger without any modifications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross W.
    That brake arm tensioner is awesome! I never would have thought of that.

    That'll fit in a derailleur hanger without any modifications?
    It's not mine in fact, brake pivot bolt is replaced with one taken from derallieur, requires some fitting but is preety straightforward.

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