[Yak] Fixed gear question: double front chainrings & fixed/fixed
lee at lmlloyd.com
Sat Apr 11 02:55:09 CDT 2009
I asked a friend who hangs with a lot of fixies, and he recommended this for
tensioning a chain in a situation like you describe.
He said they make a version for both single and fixed gears.
On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 11:38 PM, Tony Raven <tony at raven-family.com> wrote:
> I have seen a chain tensioner designed for a fixed but before that had
> thought the same as you. It was a lot beefier than a derailleur one to
> take the forces. Not sure I can remember where to re-find the details
> > Message: 9
> > Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 16:58:51 -0800
> > From: "Steve Lange" <steve at stevelange.net>
> > Subject: Re: [Yak] Fixed gear question: double front chainrings &
> > fixed/fixed hub?
> > From: Lee Lloyd <lee at lmlloyd.com>
> >> > Wouldn't a front derailleur
> >> > and a chain tensioner accomplish the same thing without having to
> >> > take the bike apart when you wanted to shift gears?
> > Sorry - forgot to reply to this part. Chain tensioners don't work with a
> > gear - as soon as you backpedal to resistance brake or trackstand, the
> > tensioner is destroyed...
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