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    Question about singulators.

    I currently have a Forte/Performance singulator on my bike. I recently replaced the chain with a KMC single speed chain. The proplem is that the guide/metal loop keeps getting caught on the chain. I think that the metal loop/guide will shift slightly and slip backwards and get cought on the chain (which is much bigger than previous chains).

    Would it be ok to dump the little loop/guide on the singulator, the arm of the singulator is run as such a high tension, I cant see it being necessary.

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    The loop can go. If you have trouble with the chain dropping, zip-tie the tensioner arm to the chainstay.

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    What size is your chain?
    Some tensioners don't play nice with 1/8" chains.

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    I run a kmc bmx chain with the forte tensioner. I too had to lose the guide. running that way for a year without issues.

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    I love forums

    My forte tensioner has been causing me grief, the SRAM PC-1 chain has kept catching and then on my last ride the hex bolt which holds the pulley wheel and guide on came very loose and I almost lost the lot. If I can safely remove that guide then it's gone as soon as I get back to my bike, that saves me the money I thought I was going to have to spend on a Surley Singulator.

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    i started using a 9spd chain rather than the PC-1, i was having trouble with it rubbing on my bashguard and it screwed up the chain. no problems after that

    I also took the loop off my tensioner right away, makes rear wheel removal way easier.

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    could always just buy an ENO hub...

    /shrug

    just a thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mallanaga
    could always just buy an ENO hub...

    /shrug

    just a thought...
    what does a built up ENO/SUN Rhyno Lite run? I would love to get one...budget though.

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    for me... i'm building them up with DT spokes and Velocity Blunts...

    $200 any ENO hub / ENO Freewheel together (over at single-speed.net... <3 Ernesto... )
    $110 for the Blunts
    $68.40 for the spokes

    $380 for the rear wheel...

    it's not built yet, but i've heard nothing but good things. cheers
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    You could just dump the whole spring-loaded tensioner and pick up a Rennen. Then you can run any size chain you want, no worries.

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    First ride out last night without the guide loop on the tensioner.

    Ahh bliss, no problems whatsoever, a perfectly functioning drivetrain.

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