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    Sette Rigid Chain Tensioner

    Is anybody using the rigid Sette tensioner?

    I understand this is a stupid question but what is the little black bit for? Not the tensioner arm itself but there's a nut or something included in the pics (I haven't ordered it yet so I don't actually have one). I checked out some pics and it looks like it replaces the threaded end of the QR in the dropout, but I don't understand why it's necessary.

    I'm looking at one for a cheap SS conversion and I'm not sure what the little black bit is for. I don't want to waste my time if for any reason this wouldn't fit a standard vertical dropout.

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    It replaces the standard nut on the skewer and is what the tensioner pivots on, it's locked in place with the bolt that that fits the rear mech hanger.
    Like here....

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    I'm sure I used a regular quick release for some time with my Rennen tensioner which looks otherwise a very similar design. Now I have wheels that bolt on.

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    just what I needed - thanks!

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