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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:59 pm 
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Kaiser did you take my cannondale frame? Or was it Gazz? I'll need to dig out the deri hanger for it I don't think it was attached.


It was me and I still owe you the dough. No hanger though :)


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Get a bottom bracket mounted tensioner for it and go one geared . File off the unnecessary cable guides and hanger and give it a polish or go for a nice satin finish ( think exile cycles ) . I bet it would end up nice and light without having to spend real money .


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perry wrote:
Get a bottom bracket mounted tensioner .


Any issues with these compared to a dropout mounted one :?: Better/worse :?:


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On the plus side they look so much better (had one on my hardrock for a wee while, I think there are pics with it on in my sig) - but can be tricky to get into the right position, since as you tighten up the BB it tends to drag the tensioner around with it. Also, I could never seem to get the BB tight enough to stop the tensioner gradually moving down while cycling - that just might be me being a bit ghey in the arms though.

I'd say aim for the magic ratio first - mess about with half-links and different sizes of cogs/chainrings till you get decent tension.


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half link chain and a faff around with chainrings
and you might not need a tensioner
see the link i posted up earlier


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theres an online calculator somewhere, where you measure your chainstays and it'll tell you the sweet spot.


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kaiser wrote:
theres an online calculator somewhere, where you measure your chainstays and it'll tell you the sweet spot.


:shock: There's something going on here i don't know about :shock:


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I think this is it?

http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/b ... hcalc.html


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Naw this one

http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php


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