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mad_ryan

Just Made A Tentioner!

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The thing is i f**ked all my tensioner's, and i have no money to buy a new one, so i made one! take a look, i know its not amazing but im proud of it!

A DMR Simple Tension Seeker (Snapped) + Shimano Derailleur = This!

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I'll snap it, like i did your mech ;) hahaa.

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You have Chris but no money for the tensioner...sounds a bit funny)

Looks good though

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Nice simple idea. Check out this one I found on google images. It is a mech hanger bolted to a piece of metal bolted to a jockey wheel(at least I think.)

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I ended up spending my money on going out this month, i can only afford to keep myself fed now haha

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Very nice :) - does the chain run quietly on that roller? Only modification I'd make is to slap a bit of rubber between the derailleur and the frame and cable tie them together to stop the derailleur knocking the frame on landings.

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i had it running before, there arent realy any noises, or any marks from rubbing.

I aint rode it yet, the chain makes a noise on the roller, only untill it beds itself into it, because the chains wider than the space in the roller

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Tensioner

This thing works perfectly

That looks ace, where are they sold?

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That looks ace, where are they sold?

Yeah where are they sold?

Would love one meself!

Thanks

Rob

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Thats a High tech production of my friend.)

I might get you plenty when i go to England.

Write me a PM if you are interested, because it take time to make 'em)

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seen it all be4 :P

even the 1 I posted?

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I swear thats my old bike that thing was a beast!!! nice one man :)

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Got pics of what happened to your old tensioner? I made a sick tensioner out of a broken DMR tensioner, works like tits.

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Got pics of what happened to your old tensioner? I made a sick tensioner out of a broken DMR tensioner, works like tits.

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haha bodge! sick

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it's interesting to see the bodges people come up with :)

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because the chains wider than the space in the roller

Talking about making a mountain out of a mole hill man!! I take it there was no other option than to run that orange roller instead of a jockey wheel? Because that is a weird thing to be running if the chain doesnt even sit in the space!! Itll just fall out if you give it any side ways motion. But mechs are usually really strong, hell Id use one if they wernt so bulky and heavy!

I would run the chain through both jockey wheels to get good chain wrap on the cog and remove the spring from the bolting part that goes on the hanger so the mech doesnt hit the frame, or alternatively, tie wrap the mech to the frame.

Fair play for trying a bodge though. (Y)

Oh yea, running a jockey wheel is loads quieter too!

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Nice simple idea. Check out this one I found on google images. It is a mech hanger bolted to a piece of metal bolted to a jockey wheel(at least I think.)

I made that tensioner. It kind of shocked me to see that someone posted a pic of it. I used it on my SS mountain bike and it worked well. I would have been better if it was tensioned with a spring.

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Here. 11 Pages of a thread exacty the same as this.

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Talking about making a mountain out of a mole hill man!! I take it there was no other option than to run that orange roller instead of a jockey wheel? Because that is a weird thing to be running if the chain doesnt even sit in the space!! Itll just fall out if you give it any side ways motion. But mechs are usually really strong, hell Id use one if they wernt so bulky and heavy!

I would run the chain through both jockey wheels to get good chain wrap on the cog and remove the spring from the bolting part that goes on the hanger so the mech doesnt hit the frame, or alternatively, tie wrap the mech to the frame.

Fair play for trying a bodge though. (Y)

Oh yea, running a jockey wheel is loads quieter too!

the red jockey wheel is soft itl wear in, it was noiseless on my old chain once it wore in, nah i had no choice to be honest i got my echo urban forks on now too , running perfect apart from my king needing fixed!

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Now I sell some of Mine....search in "For sale"

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A bit more old skool.

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It worked.

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A bit more old skool.

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It worked.

A DCD that works! They never really did much for me :lol:

And that tensioner with the bearing and long spring is bloody amazing! Best i've seen yet i'd say.

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All DCDs worked......honest.

They were never made for that though, just a bodge to get by as my mech was dead.

There was a time when DCD's were all the rage.

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